‘The figures of “the city” and of “Utopia” have long been intertwined.’ Discuss the utopian and/or dystopian aspects of the modern city as it is represented in fictional texts.
Romantic License: Imagined Easts
‘You talk to me of nationality, language, religion. I shall try to fly by those nets.’ Consider how James Joyce contrives to ‘fly by’ one or more of these ‘nets’ in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and/or Ulysses.
‘Misogyny and a fascination with the feminine potential of masculine sexuality are part of the common discourse’. To what extent are discourses of ‘misogyny’ normalised in Epicene and As You Like It?
Wilde has been described by Regenia Gagnier (in her 1986 study Idylls of the Marketplace) as one of the first theorists of what she terms a 'market' (or consumer) society; write an essay showing how Wilde's literary works engage with contemporary material culture.
A Close Reading of Montgomerie’s ‘A Ladyis Lamentatione’
In support of dualism: An exploration of the relationship between form and meaning with reference to Amy Lowell’s ‘Yoshiwara Lament’.
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