Sartorial Exchange, Disguise, and Accumulation in Chaucer’s ‘The Clerk’s Tale’ and Dickens’s ” (2011 Ernst)“‘Who Stand i’ th’ Gaps’: Narrative Authority in the Early Modern English Travel Play” (2011 Greenholt)“‘Close Your Eyes And Listen To It, What Would You Think It Was?’: A Study of Sound Technologies in Samuel Beckett’s : His Detective Model and Financial Commentary” (2011 Jones)“Controlled Arrangements, Liberated Perceptions: Marianne Moore’s Early Poetry Through the Lens of Shklovskian Russian Formalism” (2011 Koval)“Lured by the Mythic: Pursuit of the Primordial in Saul Bellow’s ” (2011 Leonard)“Communities of Gossip in Late Eighteenth-Century Fiction” (2011 Poe)“Words without End: The Development of T.
While some adaptations are straightforward, others are exercises in literary analysis in their own right, providing fascinating commentary about the texts on which they're based.
Think about the way that Coppola's Apocalypse Now uses the Vietnam war to update the concepts of civilization and violence broached in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness.
Are you beginning to panic because you want your thesis to be the greatest that any examiner in the world has ever read?
Well, you have undoubtedly already read a lot of books and written some wonderful thought provoking essays on your undergraduate English literature course.
Orientalism as a literary trope is often discussed in analyses of literature from the European colonial period.
But its relevance extends into contemporary American culture, where, since 9/11, an imagined "Middle East" has been a major cultural preoccupation.A good literary adaptation, analyzed in tandem with its source material, could make for an interesting Master's thesis topic.English departments are recognizing that the skills required by literary study are strengthened when combined with skills from other fields like history or even the sciences.And if your English department is resistant to the idea that a graphic novel counts as literature, respectfully disagree (nobody thought of the novel as real literature when it was brand-new either).Many great literary works have been adapted to film.The subjects of MA theses have included studies of individual poets or dramatists, novelists or autobiographers, as well as explorations of literary movements, themes or periods.Some of our more recent titles are:“Passing as Jewish: The Material Consequences of Race and the Property of Whiteness in Late Twentieth-Century Passing Novels” (2017 Mullis)“Eliot through Tolkien: Estrangement, Verse Drama, and the Christian Path in the Modern Era” (2017 Reynolds)“Aesthetics, Politics, and the Urban Space in Postcolonial British Literature” (2017 Rahmat)“Models of Claim, Resistance, and Activism in the Novels of Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Hays, and Frances Burney” (2017 Smith)“English Literature’s Father of Authorial Androgyny: The Innovative Perspective of Chaucer and the Wife of Bath” (2017 Ingold) “’Verbal Hygiene’ on the Radio: An Exploration into Perceptions of Female Voices on Public Radio and How They Reflect Language and Gender Ideologies within American Culture (2017 Barrett)“Divided Bodies: Nation Formation and the Literary Marketplace in Salman Rushdie’s (2016 Mellon)“Metaformal Trends in Contemporary American Poetry” (2016 Muller)“Power Through Privilege: Surveying Perspectives on the Humanities in Higher Education in the Contemporary American Campus Novel” (2016 Klein)“‘I always cure you when I come’: The Caregiver Figure in the Novels of Jane Austen” (2016 Mc Kenzie)“English Imperial Selfhood and Semiperipheral Witchcraft in (2016 Lang)“The Ghost of That Ineluctable Past”: Trauma and Memory in John Banville’s Frames Trilogy (2016 Berry)“Breaking Through Walls and Pages: Female Reading and Education in the 18th Century British Novel” (2015 Majewski)“The Economics of Gender Relations in London City Comedy” (2015 Weisse)“Objects, People, and Landscapes of Terror: Considering the Sublime through the Gothic Mode in Late 19th Century Novels” (2015 Porter)“Placing the Body: A Study of Postcolonialism and Environment in the Works of Jamaica Kincaid” (2015 Hutcherson)“Wandering Bodies: The Disruption of Identities in Jamaica Kincaid’s “(2015 Martin)“Mythogenesis as a Reconfiguration of Space in an ‘Alternate World’: The Legacy of Origin and Diaspora in Experimental Writing” (2015 Pittenger)“Cunning Authors and Bad Readers: Gendered Authorship in ‘Love in Excess'” (2015 Bruening)“‘The Thing Became Real’: New Materialisms and Race in the Fiction of Nella Larsen” (2015 Parkinson)“‘Projections of the Not-Me’: Redemptive Possibilities of the Gothic within Wuthering Heights and Beloved” (2015 Glasser)“Distortions, Collections, and Mobility: South Asian Poets and the Space for Female Subjectivity” (2015 Wilkey)“From Text to Tech: Theorizing Changing Experimental Narrative Structures” (2015 Ortega)“A Moral Being in an Aesthetic World: Being in the Early Novels of Kurt Vonnegut” (2015 Hubbard)“Emerson, Nietzsche, and the Legacy of Method” (2014 Lee)“Dark Reflections: Fantasy and Duality in the Work of David Lynch” (2014 Boyd)“‘The Old Fierce Pull of Blood’: Family and the Southern Gothic” (2014 Davis)“Limitations and Longing: Sacrifice in Global Anglophone Literature” (2014 Whitehair)“The Humanity Strain: Diagnosing the Self in Walker Percy’s Fiction” (2014 Mc Donald)“Deciphering the Real through Artifice: A Study of the Gaze in Victorian Art” (2014 Davis)“Mourning Gendered Discipline: Virginia Woolf and the Modern Elegy” (2014 Wu)“Visual Activism and the Twenty-First Century Prosthetic Limb” (2014 Ketcham)“Mythic Contexts and Marginalized Figures: Unveiling Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin’s Poetics” (2014 Fitzpatrick)“The Romance of Social Problems in Austen and Gaskell” (2014 Doski)“Emerson, Nietzsche, and the Legacy of Method” (2014 Lee)“Dark Reflections: Fantasy and Duality in the Work of David Lynch” (2014 Boyd)“‘The Old Fierce Pull of Blood’: Family and the Southern Gothic” (2014 Davis)“Limitations and Longing: Sacrifice in Global Anglophone Literature” (2014 Whitehair)“The Humanity Strain: Diagnosing the Self in Walker Percy’s Fiction” (2014 Mc Donald)“Deciphering the Real through Artifice: A Study of the Gaze in Victorian Art” (2014 Davis)“Mourning Gendered Discipline: Virginia Woolf and the Modern Elegy” (2014 Wu)“Visual Activism and the Twenty-First Century Prosthetic Limb” (2014 Ketcham)“Mythic Contexts and Marginalized Figures: Unveiling Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin’s Poetics” (2014 Fitzpatrick)“The Romance of Social Problems in Austen and Gaskell” (2014 Doski)“’We must love on another or die’: The Ethic of Empathy in the AIDS Plays of Kramer, Vogel and Tucker Green” (2013 Longacre)“Jazz Temporarily and Narrative: A Reading of Ralph Ellison’s (2013 Lee)“‘Somewhere and not Anywhere’: A Place-Conscious Study of Literature Set in the City of New Orleans” (2013 Thompson)“‘The pomp of death, / Is far more terrible, than death itself’: The Execution Spectacle on the English Theatrical Stage, 1660-1731” (2013 Appleby)“’If we are like you in the rest, we will / resemble you in that’: Christian and Jew in William Shakespeare’s 1600 Play ‘The Merchant of Venice'” (2013 Johnston)“‘I am moved by fancies that are curled / Around these images, and cling’: Photographic Narration and Creative Subjectivity in (2013 Dunnevant)“‘All violence is not equal’; Adrienne Rich’s Post-9/11 Poetry and the Precarious Life” (2013 Blevins)“Alcoholics Polyphonous: Wittgenstein’s Linguistic Philosophy in David Foster Wallace’s (2013 Cobb)“Refuge and Ecofeminism: The Possibility of a Strategic Essentialism” (2013 Pladus)“(IL)Legitimate Problems: Instances of Queer Familial Creation and the Reinforcement of Patriarchal Structure in Eighteenth-Century British Literature” (2013 Forde-Mazrui)“Resistance and Identity in Ernest Gaines’ (2012 Eisinger)“’The Dead Travel Fast’: The Gothic Politics of Irish Literature” (2012 Merritt)“The Affirmation of Life in Wallace Stevens’ ‘The Auroras of Autumn’ and T. Eliot’s “Four Quartets” (2012 Lipes)“Primitivism and The Animal in Shakespeare’s (2012 Neal)“Ralph Waldo Emerson and the Ever-Evolving Art of Self-Reliant Reading” (2012 Barton)“Wordsworth’s Gothic Poetics” (2012 Lang)“’This Link between Narrative and Reality’: Weighing the Ethics and Implications of Trauma in ” (2012 Baker)“Bodies in the Know: The Epistemology of Embodiement in Thomas Malory’s Trystram” (2011 Wong)“Created Space: Domestic Myth-Making in the Novels of Elizabeth Bowen” (2011 Chafin)“Whose Clothes Are They Wearing Anyway?It may feel like a rather daunting task you have ahead of you, and you may be feeling lost and overwhelmed amongst the pressures of undergraduate studying, in which case, you need to slow down, take a breath, think things through and get organized! To give you an idea of the types of topics you can choose from, here is a list of sixteen powerful topic ideas for English literature to get you started: If you need more ideas and examples than these, then be sure to have a look at your campus library to see what other students have written about over the years.You can also easily browse the internet to locate a plethora of English literature topics; indeed, there are many websites out there that specialize in listing topic ideas.Of all the requirements of a Master's program in English, the thesis is the most daunting.Georgetown University's English department states, "theses [should] reflect original research, analysis, and writing of considerable depth and complexity appropriate to Master's level work." Your Master's thesis in English is an argumentative literary analysis on a topic of your choice, and that argument must be thorough, insightful, and, most importantly, original.