MA Thesis Examples - English Department

Submitting the MA Thesis:
For graduation approval all students must submit a signed and approved copy of the MA thesis to the Department of Art History and Archaeology. Please contact the Graduate Student Coordinator for the deadline.

“Created Space: Domestic Myth-Making in the Novels of Elizabeth Bowen” (2011 Chafin)

Some of the SEAS Departments contributing to the MA in English have prepared a detailed account of their MA in English thesis requirements, the suggested thesis writing procedure, and/or the criteria of assessment (, , , ). Further information about these may be obtained from the respective Departments and the Supervisor.


Guidelines for the MA Thesis in History

Sara King — "Mourning and Matronage in the Bliss Collection" — Anne Higonnet

How to choose an MA dissertation topic? Perhaps, that is one of the most common questions among the students. The properly chosen topic may make the writing process much easier and vice versa. When choosing MA dissertation topic, be sure it is familiar to you and you have sufficient information to develop it. The topic must be interesting and innovative. Also you should try to avoid extremely broad topics, it is better to find concise and clear topic.


The MA in History with research option, which is intended for students who plan to pursue doctoral studies, requires the completion of a MA thesis.“‘It Was the Bruise of the War’: The Effects of Injurt and Trauma on the Construction of Masculinity in Hemingway and Lawrence” (2010 Bevilacqua)The subjects of MA theses have included studies of individual poets or dramatists, novelists or autobiographers, as well as explorations of literary movements, themes or periods. Some of our more recent titles are:The Thesis Application:
The and related thesis proposal are normally due during the first four weeks of classes in the semester in which students intend to begin thesis research. Students should contact their intended advisor to discuss their proposal well before it is due. The topic and advisor are approved only when a faculty member signs the form, thereby agreeing to be advisor. The form is only an application form and therefore any faculty member to whom it is submitted may either decline to be advisor or require that students resubmit their proposal with suggested changes before agreeing to sign the form.