Free Research Papers On English Literature

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  • Showalter, Culture and Literature

    A 3 page essay that analyzes Elaine Showalter's A Literature of Their Own, which offers a challenge to the narrowness of the traditional canon of what is considered to be valuable contributions by women to English literature. In so doing she directly addresses the way in which culture has had an influence on women's literature. Showalter's theoretical perspective presents women's writing in terms of being a subculture, which evolved in direct reaction to the elements in mainstream patriarchal culture that tended to trivialize women's experience and role in society. No additional sources cited.

  • English Lit Questions in 9 short papers

    In a paper consisting of 26 pages questions regarding nineteenth and twentieth century English literature are discussed in a series of short essays that cover Eliot, Yeats, Conrad, Owens, and Dickens among others and also offer creative writing exercises pertaining to this era. There is 1 bibliographic source listed.

  • Seventeenth Century 'Old English' Literature

    In twenty pages questions on such English literature considerations as King Lear, the metaphysical poets, 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,' Utopia, Gullivers Travels, and Beowulf are answered. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • English Literature of the 17th Century

    In 5 pages this paper discusses how authors issued political and social commentary through caricature, irony, and satire in English literature of the 17th century. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

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