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Innervate 2022-23

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Dissertations Modules and Essays
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Dissertation Titles (and link)


ENGL3002 - English Dissertation
Is there ‘an alternative roadmap to growing older; one that includes chiselled abs’? A multimodal critical discourse analysis of two women's health magazines  Fatima Ait-Baziz
BA (Hons) English
You Make Your Noise. Victoria Bell
BA (Hons) English with Creative Writing
Waterfall Phoebe Burnley
BA (Hons) English with Creative Writing
‘Fighting for women’s rights’ or ‘entitled tantrums’: An analysis into the MailOnline’s discursive representation of Serena Williams Lucy Ewen
BA (Hons) English
How does socio-economic status affect children’s language learning?  Rebecca Fanthorpe
BA (Jt Hons) English and History
Music as a communal art in The Waves by Virginia Woolf and the poetry of Wallace Stevens  Caradoc Gayer
BA (Hons) English
A linguistic analysis of the river-names of two English counties  Kathryn Hardy
BA (Hons) English
Landscape and naming: Medieval personal names in two midlands regions  Ben Marshall
BA (Hons) English
‘This is probably how it must feel to be a ghost. It’s a little like reading, isn’t it’: An exploration of the spectral in Michael Cunningham’s The Hours  Harriet Neville
BA (Jt Hons) English and French
Assimilation, nostalgia and African American identity in Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun 

Nicole Okpokiri
BA (Hons) English

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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

Mya Lewis-Powell
BA (Jt Hons) English and Philosophy

ENGL3013 - English Place-Names
The Place-Names of the Historic County of Cumberland

Qianyu Wu 
BA (Hons) English Language and Literature

ENGL3034 - Oscar Wilde and Henry James
What do you make of the crossover between ‘criminality’ and aesthetics – or ‘ghostliness’ and aesthetics – in Wilde and James? 

Zoya Hibbert
BA (Hons) English

ENGL3046 - Songs and Sonnets

From Babylon to Birchin Lane: Archetypes versus topographical specificity in Whitney and Howard’s representations of London 

Madeline Wesley
BA (Hons) English

ENGL3059 - Self and the World

The allure of the irrational mind: An exploration of John Milton’s Satan and Jane Austen’s Emma as wilful participants in their self-delusion 

Anna Huntley
BA (Hons) English
ENGL3067 - Single Author Study

“But who was Gerty?” Gerty MacDowell in Nausicaa 

Molly Allen
BA (Jt Hons) History of Art and English

To what extent can The Rainbow and Lady Chatterley’s Lover be read as feminist texts? 

Rhian Goddard
BA (Hons) English

C.S. Lewis’ representation of naturalism in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe: A response to Elizabeth Anscombe’s critique of Miracles 

Emily Williams
BA (Jt Hons) Classics and English

ENGL3068 - The Gothic Tradition

Materiality as a representation of gothic Latin American trauma narratives 

Amaia Robertson Nogues
BA (Jt Hons) American Studies and English

ENGL3069 - Advanced Stylistics

A stylistic analysis on narrative unreliability and point of view in relation to the drunk narrator in A.L. Kennedy’s (2004) novel Paradise 

Jasmine Eastman
BA (Hons) English

ENGL3070 - The Viking Mind

A study into the functional aspects of place-names and naming narratives in the Íslendingasögur, with a particular focus on The Vinland Sagas and Egils Saga 

Laura Batten
BA (Hons) English Language and Literature

ENGL3072 - Reformation and Revolution

Select an early modern author writing for a small coterie of readers and explore how and why they tailored their work to a specific type of reader 

Megan Hunter
BA (Hons) English

ENGL3094 - Language and Feminism
A critical discourse analysis of the representation of transphobic discourse in the UK Press 

Madelaine Dinnage
BA (Hons) English Language and Literature

ENGL3095 - Discourses of Health and Work

The student as both customer and product: Multimodal analysis of the University Of Cambridge’s ‘Dear World… Yours, Cambridge’ advertising campaign 

Jemma Thompson
BA (Hons) English Language and Literature

ENGL3097 - Island and Empire

‘With a shuddering roar it caved in upon itself’: Colonial power in domiciliary buildings in Troubles and Wide Sargasso Sea 

Eden Taylor
BA (Hons) English

ENGL3099 - Advanced Writing Practice (Fiction)

Short story collection: 'Fragments'

Abbie Leeson
BA (Hons) English with Creative Writing

ENGL3100 - Changing Stages

Changing Stages

Thomas Soar
BA (Hons) English

ENGL3101 - Modern Irish Drama and Literature

With reference to two stories from Dubliners, examine the ways in which Joyce engages with revivalist culture, and to what effect 

Anna Hooper
BA (Hons) English

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