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Innervate: 2013-14 Archive

 

Dissertation Titles (and link)

Student

English Dissertation

Exploring the 'Third Space' in Postcolonial Trinidadian Literature: Presentations of Hybridity and Assimilation in Merle Hodge's 'Crick Crack, Monkey' and Willi Chen's 'Trotters' Alice Ratcliffe
BA (Hons) English

English Dissertation

An analysis of Tolkien's use of Old English language to create the personal names of key characters in The Lord of the Rings and the significance of these linguistic choices in regards to character development and the discussion of humanity in the novel more widely. Ellen Fisher
BA (Hons) English

Viking Studies Dissertation

Dissertation

Samuel Roach
BA (Hons) Viking Studies

Project-Based Dissertation

The Child Audience: Analysing the process and performance of Roundabout's production of Rapunzel

Eve Wersocki-Morris
BA (Hons) English

Creative Writing Dissertation

Portfolio of original writing specific to literary form. Felix Taylor
BA (Hons) English with Creative Writing

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Module and Essay Titles (and link)

Student

Q33103 Sociolinguistics
The Power of Rapport: An Analysis of the Effects of Interruptions and Overlaps in Casual Conversation. Lucy Cantrell
BA (Hons) English
Q33104 Cognitive Poetics
Mind-Style in Edgar Allan Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart. Cassie Hillerby
BA (Jt Hons) American Studies and English (International Study)
Q33112 Stylistics
Analyse the development of narrative voice in J.M. Coetzee's Disgrace using the Fowler-Uspensky model of 'Point of View' to explore the construction of condemnation and conscience within the text. Alice Ratcliffe
BA (Hons) English
Q33113 Language and Development

Ask several children (at least 3) of different ages to define a set of words. Include both concrete and abstract words, and include the word ‘word’ in your set. Also ask the children ‘what is your favourite word?’, ‘your least favourite word’; ‘what would happen if we started calling a dog a cat?’ Ask an adult the same questions, and use their results as a ‘control’. Do you see a developmental progression in the children’s ability to define words? Discuss
the development of the metalinguistic skill of defining words, and how it relates to the development of adult-like meanings. Discuss how children progress from seeing words as ‘iconic’ to ‘arbitrary’.

Rebecca Moorhouse
BA (Hons) English Language and Literature
Q33115 Language and Creativity

Is originality crucial to creativity or is all creation in some sense recreation?

Felicity Stredder
BA (Hons) English
Q33117 Patterns, Functions and Description of English

Patterns, functions, and descriptions of English: Mid-term exercise.

Ylva Biri
Exchange student from University of Helsinki
Q33120 Exploring Health Communication

‘Is this for me?’ A critical multimodal discourse analysis of online direct-to-consumer advertising (eDTCA) in the promotion of prescription-only pharmaceuticals for the treatment of bipolar disorder.

Ben Sinfield
BA (Jt Hons) Archaeology and English Language
Q33121 Literacy in Global English

Do bilingual children have an advantage in the development of literacy skills over monolingual children?

Eleanor Hughes
BA (Hons) English
Q33216 Chaucer and his Legacy

A Close Reading Analysis of Gower’s Tale of Tereus, Confessio Amantis, V, ll. 5655-570

Laura Seddon
BA (Hons) English
Q33220 English Place Names

Examine the value of place-names as evidence for the history, landscape and language(s) of your chosen area.

Georgina Dobie
BA (Hons) English Language and Literature
Q33221 Literature of Anglo-Saxons

Examine the vocabulary for the mind and emotions and the way in which they function.

Harry Russell
BA (Jt Hons) English and History

Q33225 Outlaws, Ghosts and Heroes

Women: Mischief and ‘Materiality’ in Laxdæla Saga and Njáls Saga

Alice Bainbridge
BA (Hons) English
Q33226 Dreaming in the Middle Ages

Discuss the importance of ‘Buildings’ in the dream-visions you have read on this module.

Maxwell McLintock - BA (Hons) English
Q33336 DH Lawrence

“Now you want to be an artist, so you’ve got to use the artist’s faculty of making the sub-conscious conscious” - Explore Lawrence’s attempts to make the subconscious conscious.

Rachael Cooney
BA (Hons) English
Q33346 Modern Urban Fictions

To what extent do modern urban fictions illustrate, or qualify, Ben Highmore’s contention that it is ‘the mingling of imaginings and experience that constitute the urban?

Andrew Routledge
BA (Hons) English with Creative Writing
Q33353 Literature of British India

In ‘Can the Subaltern Speak?’ Spivak suggests that a British colonial view of the relationship between colonizer and colonized might be summarized in the sentence ‘White men are saving brown women from brown men’. How far does this sentence reflect the representations of British dealings with India in the texts you have studied? Is there an alternative sentence that might, in your view, provide a more accurate account of these texts.

Eleanor Hughes
BA (Hons) English
Q33368 Enduring Realism

It is commonly accepted that one of the characteristics of Post-modernism is to highlight the ways in which language conceals truth. Without necessarily limiting yourself to the post-1969 novels on the reading list, consider how any one novel that you have studied deals with the idea of ‘concealing truth’.

Kate Simpson
BA (Hons) English with Creative Writing
Q33372 Modern British Fictions

Writing on the English novel since 1950, Steven Connor sets out to view it “not just as passively marked with the imprint of history, but also as one of the ways in which history is made and remade.” With reference to Black Dogs by Ian McEwan, Troubles by J. G. Farrell and What a Carve Up! by Jonathon Coe, what evidence can you find to support Connor’s view?

Natalie Popow
BA (Hons) English
Q33374 James Joyce

The Aftermath of Famine: Food and Identity in Ulysses.

Eleanor Hughes
BA (Hons) English
Q33380 Romanticism

Egotism and Immorality: The reception of the Romantic confessional.

Alexander Jamieson
BA (Hons) English with Creative Writing
Q33382 Oscar Wilde

The research of Angela Kingston (in Oscar Wilde as a Character in Victorian Fiction (2009)) suggests that one reason for Wilde's enduring popularity may be that both his life and works provided rich materials for other writers. Write an essay exploring an aspect of Wilde's influence; you may focus your answer on the inspiration he has provided for just one work by another author.

Edward Hodgson
BA (Hons) English
Q33384 Blake and His Legacy

How does Blake's use of space affect self-annihilation in 'Milton'?

Sangeeta Jheinga
BA (Hons) English
Q33387 Twentieth Century Literary Utopianism

How are the connections between social change and sexuality explored in texts studied on the module?

Rebecca French
BA (Hons) English
Q33389 Representing Slavery

Orchestrating the ‘many-tongued chorus’: Using music to analyse polyphony in Fred D’Aguiar’s The Longest Memory and Caryl Phillips’s Crossing the River.

Chloe Nuttal Musson
BA (Hons) English
Q33390 Order and Chaos

The Artifice of Women in Evelina and ‘The Lady’s Dressing Room'.

Amy Cook
BA (Hons) English

Q33503 Performance Theory and Practice

According to Jiří Veltruský, ‘All that is on stage is a sign’. Using appropriate semiotic terms and critical support, discuss this assertion, making reference to elements of performance you have been involved in or observed.

Laura Gallop
BA (Hons) English
Q33508 Awakenings and Arguments

What does W.B. Yeats mean when he talks about a ‘National Theatre’? Compare his ideas with at least one other play by another writer.

Clare Evans
BA (Hons) English
Q33512 Riotous Performance

‘Then what a rough and riotous charge have you/to lead those that the Devil cannot rule’. If according to the Oxford English Dictionary to run riot is ‘to act without restraint or control’, can riots ever be led by a particular person or small group? Discuss at least two performances of ‘rough and riotous’ behaviour, either onstage or off, in constructing your answer.

Abigail Blaylock
BA (Hons) English with Creative Writing
Q33514 Contemporary Performance

Reflective portfolio consisting of four critical reflections on four of the individual sessions with practitioners and one extended critical reflection on a specific theme.

This student's work consists of:

Thomas Dineen
BA (Hons) English
Q33514 Contemporary Performance

Reflective portfolio consisting of four critical reflections on four of the individual sessions with practitioners and one extended critical reflection on a specific theme.

This student's work consists of:

Andrew Routledge
BA (Hons) English with Creative Writing
Q33515 Theatre Industry and Theatre Art

Marvin Carlson notes that ‘physical locations, like individual human beings, can by the operations of fame be so deeply implanted in the consciousness of a culture that individuals in that culture, actually encountering them for the first time, inevitably find that experience already haunted by the cultural construction of these persons and places.’
Examine the influence of celebrity and site of performance upon at least two West End productions, in response to this quotation.

Georgina Palmiero
BA (Jt Hons) Art History and English
Q33605 Language in the Limelight

An exploration of the tension between illusion and reality in Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, utilising speech act theory and conversational implicature to examine its manifestation in the conflict between ‘Blanche Dubois’ and ‘Stanley Kowalski'.

Helena Becci
BA (Hons) English Language and Literature
Q33606 Screen Shakespeares

‘He had a Horse Called Bill’ (Yellow Sky): The Appropriation of Shakespeare in the Western.

Eve Wersocki-Morris
BA (Hons) English
Q33701 Advanced Writing Practice
Portfolio of original writing specific to literary form. Andrew Routledge
BA (Hons) English with Creative Writing
Q33701 Advanced Writing Practice
Portfolio of original writing specific to literary form. Kate Simpson
BA (Hons) English with Creative Writing
Q33703 Creative Writing in a Contemporary Context
Original writing specific to literary form: two poems totalling 40 lines. Hannah Murray
BA (Jt Hons) English and Philosophy
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