Medieval literature early modern english literature eighteenth-century british literature nineteenth-century british literature twentieth-century british a phd candidate in english is required to take the comprehensive examination in the area, chosen from the above list, of her or his intended dissertation research. An mphil research proposal should be 500 words long while a phd proposal should be 800 words long it needs mphil - american literature and to the practice of our subject if you have any questions about the application process or funding, please get in touch with us director of graduate studies faculty of english. How to write a phd proposal for english literature by anthony fonseca dissertation writing means many hours in the library when considering researching and writing your dissertation in literature, you will need to find an original topic unless you are doing original archival research, you may find many topics have. Guidance on writing a dphil research proposal research proposals should be no longer than 3,000 words (excluding the reference list/bibliography) provide a brief review of the significant literature and current research in your field to place your own proposed research in context and to establish its potential. Below is a list of suggestions for phd projects that members of the school of english would be interested in supervising by considering the ways in which contemporary literature offers both a loving homage to and alternative perspective on bronte's classic, the thesis will reflect on the influence and significance of jane.
In other cases, an applicant is expected to provide a preliminary title which will be further elaborated in the process of thesis writing an abstract should usually be no longer than a page, and provide a brief summary of what you are going to cover in your research proposal literature review: the literature. Applications for phd/mphil in english literature your research proposal the two elements of an application that are most useful to us when we consider a candidate for the phd or mphil degrees are the sample of written work and the research proposal you will probably choose your sample of written. Writing a good phd research proposal what is a phd proposal a phd proposal is a an outline of your proposed project that is designed to: define a clear question and approach to answering it highlight its originality and/or significance explain how it adds to, develops (or challenges) existing literature.
3 days ago research topics on english literature initially start off broad and then narrow down and you come up with your thesis using any of the research topics listed to the left (gender, comparisons, historical background, politics, and religion) can take you almost anywhere choose your general topic based on. The abstract is a brief summary of your phd research proposal, and words the knowledge domain where your research takes place and the literature on the other hand, it shows that you have created an innovative and coherent view integrating and synthesising the main aspects of the field, so that you can now put. Doctor of philosophy a) a master of arts degree in english literature or its equivalent b) a statement of intent c) a 5-10 page sample of critical writing for creative writing as part of candidacy requirements, doctoral students must have their final thesis proposal reviewed and approved by the supervisory committee.
Preliminary literature review and develop a project proposal the proposal should discuss problem statement, objectives, research methodology, research activities, and a time schedule in about 3-5 pages a sample proposal is attached here for your reference sample proposal text comment a conceptual framework for. If you should write a phd thesis in english literature, don't underestimate the magnitude of the task ahead this is not only about analyzing your favorite literary work or sorting out ideas of other literary critics on it you should dig much deeper, search for some hidden ideas, and present them in the context of the time.