Analyse the relationship between the physical body and spirituality in The Life of Christina of Markyate
‘The postmodern writer/artist is in the position of a philosopher: the texts he writes or the work he creates is not in principle governed by pre-established rules and cannot be judged according to predeterminant judgement’.
A comparative reading of ‘On Being Cautioned Against Walking on an Headland Overlooking the Sea, Because it was Frequented by a Lunatic’ by Charlotte Smith and ‘The Haunted Beach’ by Mary Robinson, with a focus on nature
The use of classical myth and bible allusion in the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave, written by himself and The Souls of Black Folk
[T]he gothic appears to be a transgressive rebellion against norms which yet ends up reinstating them, an eruption of unlicensed desire that is fully controlled by governing systems of limitation. It delights in rebellion, while finally punishing it, often with death or damnation, and the reaffirmation of a system of moral and social order
Is Henry Higgins (of Pygmalion and My Fair Lady fame) a good example of a sociolinguist? Explain your answer by considering what the main aims and methods of sociolinguistics are and comparing them to Henry Higgins’ statements in the play or films.
What does the language experiment with Nim Chimpsky prove about Chomsky’s claim that language is exclusively a human attribute?
How is sexuality portrayed in selected poems by Sylvia Plath and in Girl Meets Boy by Ali Smith?
‘Half in love with easeful death’: Analysing the erotics of death in selected sonnets and Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare