This thesis should have a minimum of 40 standard pages (72 000 symbols), including the title page, table of contents, key words, abstract, introduction, conclusion, footnotes/endnotes, reference to primary and secondary sources, a Czech summary, etc.It should embody original research carried out by the author (with reasonable guidance provided by the supervisor) and should be based on careful scrutiny of authentic data.
Some of our more recent titles are:“Passing as Jewish: The Material Consequences of Race and the Property of Whiteness in Late Twentieth-Century Passing Novels” (2017 Mullis)“Eliot through Tolkien: Estrangement, Verse Drama, and the Christian Path in the Modern Era” (2017 Reynolds)“Aesthetics, Politics, and the Urban Space in Postcolonial British Literature” (2017 Rahmat)“Models of Claim, Resistance, and Activism in the Novels of Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Hays, and Frances Burney” (2017 Smith)“English Literature’s Father of Authorial Androgyny: The Innovative Perspective of Chaucer and the Wife of Bath” (2017 Ingold) “’Verbal Hygiene’ on the Radio: An Exploration into Perceptions of Female Voices on Public Radio and How They Reflect Language and Gender Ideologies within American Culture (2017 Barrett)“Divided Bodies: Nation Formation and the Literary Marketplace in Salman Rushdie’s (2016 Mellon)“Metaformal Trends in Contemporary American Poetry” (2016 Muller)“Power Through Privilege: Surveying Perspectives on the Humanities in Higher Education in the Contemporary American Campus Novel” (2016 Klein)“‘I always cure you when I come’: The Caregiver Figure in the Novels of Jane Austen” (2016 Mc Kenzie)“English Imperial Selfhood and Semiperipheral Witchcraft in (2016 Lang)“The Ghost of That Ineluctable Past”: Trauma and Memory in John Banville’s Frames Trilogy (2016 Berry)“Breaking Through Walls and Pages: Female Reading and Education in the 18th Century British Novel” (2015 Majewski)“The Economics of Gender Relations in London City Comedy” (2015 Weisse)“Objects, People, and Landscapes of Terror: Considering the Sublime through the Gothic Mode in Late 19th Century Novels” (2015 Porter)“Placing the Body: A Study of Postcolonialism and Environment in the Works of Jamaica Kincaid” (2015 Hutcherson)“Wandering Bodies: The Disruption of Identities in Jamaica Kincaid’s “(2015 Martin)“Mythogenesis as a Reconfiguration of Space in an ‘Alternate World’: The Legacy of Origin and Diaspora in Experimental Writing” (2015 Pittenger)“Cunning Authors and Bad Readers: Gendered Authorship in ‘Love in Excess'” (2015 Bruening)“‘The Thing Became Real’: New Materialisms and Race in the Fiction of Nella Larsen” (2015 Parkinson)“‘Projections of the Not-Me’: Redemptive Possibilities of the Gothic within Wuthering Heights and Beloved” (2015 Glasser)“Distortions, Collections, and Mobility: South Asian Poets and the Space for Female Subjectivity” (2015 Wilkey)“From Text to Tech: Theorizing Changing Experimental Narrative Structures” (2015 Ortega)“A Moral Being in an Aesthetic World: Being in the Early Novels of Kurt Vonnegut” (2015 Hubbard)“Emerson, Nietzsche, and the Legacy of Method” (2014 Lee)“Dark Reflections: Fantasy and Duality in the Work of David Lynch” (2014 Boyd)“‘The Old Fierce Pull of Blood’: Family and the Southern Gothic” (2014 Davis)“Limitations and Longing: Sacrifice in Global Anglophone Literature” (2014 Whitehair)“The Humanity Strain: Diagnosing the Self in Walker Percy’s Fiction” (2014 Mc Donald)“Deciphering the Real through Artifice: A Study of the Gaze in Victorian Art” (2014 Davis)“Mourning Gendered Discipline: Virginia Woolf and the Modern Elegy” (2014 Wu)“Visual Activism and the Twenty-First Century Prosthetic Limb” (2014 Ketcham)“Mythic Contexts and Marginalized Figures: Unveiling Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin’s Poetics” (2014 Fitzpatrick)“The Romance of Social Problems in Austen and Gaskell” (2014 Doski)“Emerson, Nietzsche, and the Legacy of Method” (2014 Lee)“Dark Reflections: Fantasy and Duality in the Work of David Lynch” (2014 Boyd)“‘The Old Fierce Pull of Blood’: Family and the Southern Gothic” (2014 Davis)“Limitations and Longing: Sacrifice in Global Anglophone Literature” (2014 Whitehair)“The Humanity Strain: Diagnosing the Self in Walker Percy’s Fiction” (2014 Mc Donald)“Deciphering the Real through Artifice: A Study of the Gaze in Victorian Art” (2014 Davis)“Mourning Gendered Discipline: Virginia Woolf and the Modern Elegy” (2014 Wu)“Visual Activism and the Twenty-First Century Prosthetic Limb” (2014 Ketcham)“Mythic Contexts and Marginalized Figures: Unveiling Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin’s Poetics” (2014 Fitzpatrick)“The Romance of Social Problems in Austen and Gaskell” (2014 Doski)“’We must love on another or die’: The Ethic of Empathy in the AIDS Plays of Kramer, Vogel and Tucker Green” (2013 Longacre)“Jazz Temporarily and Narrative: A Reading of Ralph Ellison’s (2013 Lee)“‘Somewhere and not Anywhere’: A Place-Conscious Study of Literature Set in the City of New Orleans” (2013 Thompson)“‘The pomp of death, / Is far more terrible, than death itself’: The Execution Spectacle on the English Theatrical Stage, 1660-1731” (2013 Appleby)“’If we are like you in the rest, we will / resemble you in that’: Christian and Jew in William Shakespeare’s 1600 Play ‘The Merchant of Venice'” (2013 Johnston)“‘I am moved by fancies that are curled / Around these images, and cling’: Photographic Narration and Creative Subjectivity in (2013 Dunnevant)“‘All violence is not equal’; Adrienne Rich’s Post-9/11 Poetry and the Precarious Life” (2013 Blevins)“Alcoholics Polyphonous: Wittgenstein’s Linguistic Philosophy in David Foster Wallace’s (2013 Cobb)“Refuge and Ecofeminism: The Possibility of a Strategic Essentialism” (2013 Pladus)“(IL)Legitimate Problems: Instances of Queer Familial Creation and the Reinforcement of Patriarchal Structure in Eighteenth-Century British Literature” (2013 Forde-Mazrui)“Resistance and Identity in Ernest Gaines’ (2012 Eisinger)“’The Dead Travel Fast’: The Gothic Politics of Irish Literature” (2012 Merritt)“The Affirmation of Life in Wallace Stevens’ ‘The Auroras of Autumn’ and T. Eliot’s “Four Quartets” (2012 Lipes)“Primitivism and The Animal in Shakespeare’s (2012 Neal)“Ralph Waldo Emerson and the Ever-Evolving Art of Self-Reliant Reading” (2012 Barton)“Wordsworth’s Gothic Poetics” (2012 Lang)“’This Link between Narrative and Reality’: Weighing the Ethics and Implications of Trauma in ” (2012 Baker)“Bodies in the Know: The Epistemology of Embodiement in Thomas Malory’s Trystram” (2011 Wong)“Created Space: Domestic Myth-Making in the Novels of Elizabeth Bowen” (2011 Chafin)“Whose Clothes Are They Wearing Anyway?
Sartorial Exchange, Disguise, and Accumulation in Chaucer’s ‘The Clerk’s Tale’ and Dickens’s ” (2011 Ernst)“‘Who Stand i’ th’ Gaps’: Narrative Authority in the Early Modern English Travel Play” (2011 Greenholt)“‘Close Your Eyes And Listen To It, What Would You Think It Was?
Autobiographical data should be mentioned only where relevant for the interpretation.
The main body of the thesis should be a critical analysis and therefore, a retelling of the plot of the novel or play should be given only if relevant to the interpretation under question.
Any attempt at plagiarizing will disqualify the thesis and will lead to its non-acceptance.
Students are strongly encouraged to come up with their own ideas for the thesis’ topic. Using two novels by two different writers (Orwell, Burgess, Mc Ewan, Martin Amis and others) analyze and discuss the development of dystopia as a theme in post-WWII British literature. Analyze and discuss the narrative techniques and strategies in one or two novels by a contemporary British author (Rushdie, Ishiguro, Mc Ewan, Martin Amis, Barnes, Byatt, Swift, Winterson, Smith) 3. Crime and punishment in Native Son by Richard Wright.
The main body of the thesis should be a presentation, analysis and discussion of facts and opinions published in newspapers, journals, opinion polls, on the Internet, etc.
In addition, it is recommended that the author should conduct a brief survey of opinions of students, learners of English, citizens in general, etc. The thesis must have a conclusion stating whether the hypothesis has been confirmed, and what results have been obtained and how.
The output format is a side-by-side English-Czech translation.
The source text must be an original English piece of writing which has not been officially translated into Czech by the time the topic is assigned (according to generally available information), or which has been translated by the author of the prospective BA thesis himself/herself. 10 – 25 standard pages will be devoted to a stylistic analysis of the text and/or authorial comment which rests primarily on the theoretical framework (see Theory) and which clarifies or justifies e.g.