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English Dissertation: Structure of your topic

English Dissertation: Structure of your topic



Your literary dissertation might be one of the following:

An argument for or against an existing critic (or critical position) in relation to the author or group of works you are studying

• An argument about the importance of a particular influence of a writer, or influence exerted by him or her

• An argument for the importance of some particular piece of evidence to the discussion of the work of some author or group of authors

• An argument about the value of a theoretical approach to a text or set of texts

• An argument about the significance of a particular authors work

• An argument about some historical or literary-historical aspect of literature

• An argument about existing scholarly texts on a particular work

• An argument showing how a particular theme or concept may be related to a group of texts


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