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Sample Titles 2019-20

EN263 SAMPLE ESSAY TITLES 2019-20

Note that these are just illustrative examples – we expect that you will choose your own title (though you can use one of these if you like). (Nor do you have to use that ‘…in…’ structure – a simple summary would do – ‘Burgess’s violence’ for example). There is no longer a requirement to have titles okayed by seminar tutor/ module convenor.

Discuss at least one set text from term one, and any other texts you like, whether on the module or not. You might choose to base an essay around two or even three set texts.

 

TERM ONE

Wartime morale as a building block of consensus in…

The role of trade unions in post-war consensus

Britain as ‘nationless state’ in…

The disappearance/ reappearance of the body in…

The agency of crowds in…

Doublethink and British values

The labouring self in…

What was ‘the Spirit of ’57’?

Ireland as a key to British empire

Folk stories and borders in...

Sectarian issues in…

How would we define the British ‘establishment’?

What is ‘Orwellian patriotism’?

The role of the police in…

The targets of Thatcherism in…

The split self in…

What is an ‘English revolution’?

The discarded working class in…

TERM TWO

Reasons for/ characteristics of the Scottish Literary Renaissance

Understandings of representation in course texts

How democratic deficit is registered in the fiction of the end of the C20

Anti-psychiatric thinking in...

The 'divided self' in...

Is there a 'devolutionary' culture?

The importance of walking in...

Transmission of, or scepticism towards, psychogeography in...

The 'English Question' in...

Understanding the difference between place and space in...

The Protestant Work Ethic and the Crusoe myth

Is 'hauntology' a valuable term?

Hauntology's relation to the frame of British liberalism or neoliberalism?

Is there a 'British time'?

Folk horror and sovereignty/ folk horror and history