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Dissertations Modules and Essays
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Dissertation Titles (and link)


ENGL3002 - English Dissertation
Poetry Collection

Ela Moss
BA (Hons) English with Creative Writing

Bodies in flux: queerness, illness and pandemic culture in Virginia Woolf's Mrs Dalloway (1925), and Perfume Genius' No Shape (2017) and Set My Heart on Fire Immediately (2020) George Baxter
BA (Jt Hons) English and French
Where the Wild Things Are: Grounding the Supernatural in the World of Völsunga saga and Hrólfs saga kraka

Lydia Harris
BA (JT Hons) English and History

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Module and Essay Titles (and link)


ENGL3012 - Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Teaching English as a Foreign Language: Lesson Plan and Analysis

Vasiliki Anna Kiousi
BA (Hons) English Language and Literature

ENGL3013 - English Place-Names
The Place-Names of Somerset

Madelina Maya
BA (Hons) English

ENGL3034 - Oscar Wilde and Henry James
How do both Wilde's and James' literary works engage with their contemporary consumer culture?

Jennifer Pain
BA (Hons) English

ENGL3046 - Songs and Sonnets

The Divine Paradox: The Use of Paradox in English Devotional Lyrics from 1300-1600

Samuel Masters
BA (Hons) English Language and Literature

ENGL3047 - Dreaming the Middle Ages
Chaucerian Ambivalence in Book of the Duchess and House of Fame

Hannah Grace Eva
BA (Hons) English


ENGL3059 - Self and the World

An exploration into the pursuit of human perfectibility in the History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia, Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus, and Letters Written During a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway and Denmark.

Lauren Bryant
BA (Hons) English
ENGL3063 - Performing the Nation  
How Brith Gof's Gododdin (1988) and Howard Brenton's The Romans in Britain (1980) engage with the 'performative/pedagogical' and 'hybridity', two of Homi K. Bhabha's concepts for analysing how nations are culturally produced

Abraham Botha
BA (Hons) English

ENGL3065 - Discourses of Health and Work

Online Health Discourse: How does the calorie-tracking app 'MyFitnessPal' present food and the act of eating?

Rajdeep Nagra
BA (Jt Hons) Classics and English

ENGL3066 - Making Something Happen: Twentieth Century Poetry and Politics

Consider the intersections of dialect and politics in two poets: Tony Harrison and John Cooper Clarke

Anna Stevenson
BA (Hons) English

The role of identity in demonstrating a need for re-vision and reclamation in the political poetry of Adrienne Rich and Tony Harrison

Beth Walker
BA (Hons) English with Creative Writing

ENGL3067 - Single Author Study

'Taking Arms': Reading Homosocial Anxiety through Cranly's Absence in Ulysses

Marechiara Von Lindenfels Crompton
BA (Hons) English

ENGL3068 - Gothic Tradition

Eleanor's Absolute Reality: The Enrapturing Sublimity of Hill House

Jacob Watkins
BA (Hons) English

ENGL3069 - Advanced Stylistics

A stylistic analysis of how modality contributes to the narratorial unreliability of John Self in Martin Amis' Money

Millie Finch
BA (Hons) English Language and Literature

ENGL3070 - The Viking Mind

The function of Landscape and Place within the êslendingasšgur

Emma Horne
BA (Hons) English

ENGL3072 - Reclamation and Revolution

To what extent do the writings of Anne Bradstreet respond to the political and religious concerns of seventeenth-century England?

Suniti Vyas
BA (Jt Hons) English and History

ENGL3094 - Language and Feminism
'Buh-bye cellulite'. A multimodal critical discourse analysis of media's discipline of the female body

Madeline Noctor
BA (Jt Hons) American Studies and English

ENGL3095 - Contemporary Fiction

Contemporary fiction critical commentary: Hanif Kureishi's The Buddha of Suburbia and Ian McEwan's Black Dogs

Katy Brearley
BA (Jt Hons) English and Philosophy

ENGL3097 - Island and Empire

Justifications of colonialism within colonial literatures

Patrick Hayes
BA (Jt Hons) English and History

ENGL3098 - Advanced Writing Practice (Poetry)

My Buddy and I

Capucine Trotignon
BA (Hons) English with Creative Writing

Poetry Collection

Ottilie Owen
BA (Hons) English

ENGL3099 - Advanced Writing Practice (Fiction)

I did, I do

Samuel Vines
BA (Hons) English with Creative Writing

ENGL3100 - Changing Stages

Changing Stages

Leah Valins
BA (Hons) English

ENGL3101 - Modern Irish Drama and Literature

How, why, and to what extent do Yeats's poems engage with a politics of abstraction, and to what effect?


Marcus Lawrence
BA (Hons) English

ENGL3103 - One and Unequal

Neoliberalism as Violent Dispirarity in Distant Star and We, The Survivors

Carmel Harrison
BA (Hons) English

Domestic Colonialism: The Domestic Space and Imperial Power in Shani Mootoo's Cereus Blooms at Night and Toni Morrison's A Mercy

Sophie Williams
BA (Hons) English

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