School of English

Innervate: 2012-13 Archive

Innervate: online essay journal

ISSN: 2041-6776

Module and Essay Titles (and link)


Q33226 Dreaming the Middle Ages
How effectively do dream visions offer resolution or consolation? — The role of the authority figure within dream vision poetry. Hollie Johnson
Q33346 Modern Urban Fictions

‘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.

Charlotte Matless
Q33380 Romanticism

Romantic License: Imagined Easts

Dawn Solman
Q33220 English Place-Names
Examine the value of place-names as evidence for the history, landscape and, especially, language(s) of your chosen area. Gemma Langford
Q33374 James Joyce

 ‘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.

Elliot Murphy
Q33354 Virgina Woolf
Mid-term Critical Analysis of Virginia Woolf’s A Haunted House. Sophia Achillea-Hughes
Q33106 Discourse Analysis
An examination of narrative in Radio 4’s The Listening Project. Emma Ellis
Q33601 Shakespeare and Jonson

‘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?

Rachel Considine
Q33382 Oscar Wilde

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. 

Tom Travis,
Q33604 Love in a Cold

A Close Reading of Montgomerie’s ‘A Ladyis Lamentatione’ 

Matthew Purchase
Q33112 Stylistics

In support of dualism: An exploration of the relationship between form and meaning with reference to Amy Lowell’s ‘Yoshiwara Lament’.

Katherine Dixon
Q33115 Language and Creativity
Life’s a Story: Autobiography as Myth-making.
A Qualitative Investigation into Self-creation, Myth, and the Construction of the Positive Face.
Giselle Kennedy
Q33120  Health Communication
Power and Discourse: Comparing the power of doctor talk in two contrasting interactive encounters.

Zara de Belder
Q33223 Burning Desires
Compare the depictions of Vikings in at least two different periods of English literature.

Joel Davie
Q33371 Detective Fiction
Write on the following theme in relation to the detective story: Religion.

Natalie Wassell
Q33216 Chaucer and His Legacy
‘As me mette, redely — Non other auctour alegge I’ (The House of Fame). Explore the relationship between originality and authority in the works of any two writers on this course.

Bethany McPeake
Q33106 Discourse Analysis
A Critical Discourse Analysis of how radical Nick Clegg’s ‘Greater Equality for a Stronger Economy’ speech on 13th November 2012 was in relation to dominant gendered discourses in Britain.

Cara McGoogan
Q33225 Outlaws, Ghosts, and Heroes
With a particular focus on Njáls saga, Bandamanna saga and Gunnlaugs saga ormstungu, consider what is presented as most effective in Icelandic saga literature, the legal system or feuding violence?

Catherine Scale
‘The Citizens in Coriolanus: How They Make a Sword of Us’ Juliane Witte

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