Convenors 2021-22: Dr. Stuart Middleton and Dr. Teresa Grant (terms 2-3)
Office hours: Middleton - Tuesdays, 11-12 (FAB 3.55) and Wednesdays, 2-3 (Teams)
The dissertation enables English and History students to undertake a substantial independent, inter-disciplinary research project, and to produce an article-length essay. It provides the opportunity to work in a way similar to an academic literary scholar or historian: identifying a suitable research topic; mastering the relevant scholarship; identifying and critically analysing a substantial field of primary texts; and articulating and sustaining a coherent and logical argument. As the final-year core module, it completes the intellectual training that has been provided through your earlier work on the degree, particularly the two core modules.