Thesis topics

Dr. Dósa Attila:

1. William Shakespeare
2. English renaissance poetry
3. The novel in the 18th century
4. The Gothic novel
5. Jane Austen
6. The poetry of English Romanticism
7. Modernism
8. W.B. Yeats
9. T.S. Eliot
10. Contemporary British Poetry
11. Seamus Heaney
12. Contemporary Scottish Poetry

Dr. Harry Edward Bailey

1. 20th century African American novels (discussion & analysis of two or three works)
2. Slave narratives
3. The American Dream in Literature
4. Southern gothic (Faulkner, O’Conner, and the southern tradition)
5. The Detective Novel: From Chandler to Mosley
6. Fiction to film: a comparison of a novel to its film version(s)
7. Film & History (how history is reflected in movies)
8. The Western Hero in Film & Fiction
9. Banned Books: Censorship in America
10. Human Rights & the War on Terror
11. Media in the US
12. Changes in the American Media Landscape (TV, Internet, Newspapers)
13. Education in the US
14. Creative Writing

Láng Viktória:

1. Future of the British Monarchy in respect of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elisabeth II
2. The future of Scotland – will Scotland quit from the United Kingdom? Pros and Cons of the question
3. Controversy over the Containment policy ( George Kennan)
4. Affirmative Action – Twenty Five years of Controversy

Robin Lee Nagano:
1. Discourse features in written texts (discourse markers, hedging and boosting, etc.)
2. English for Specific Purposes: exploring a specific context
3. Comparative genre analysis
4. Comparing a genre in two languages (translation)

Ruth Karin Lévai:

1. The Modernist Novel
2. Modernism and Religion
3. Modernism and Colonialism
4. Fin de siécle, Oscar Wilde
5. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
6. External and Internal Darkness, Racism in Conrad’s Heart of Darkness
7. Hardy’s poetry
8. Agnosticism, Fatalism, Pessimism in Tess of the D’Urbervilles
9. Epiphany, Paralysis and Gnomon in Joyce’s short stories
10. Forster
11. W.B. Yeats’ idea of beauty
12. Comparative studies in English, American, French, German and/or Russian literature
13. Hamlet
14. Christopher Marlowe’s Dr. Faustus and Goethe’s Faust
15. The Metaphysical Poets
16. Jane Eyre
17. The Poetry of Anna Barbauld
18. Keats’ Great Odes
19. Metaphors and Symbols in Coleridge
20. William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience

Magnuczné dr. Godó Ágnes:

1. Foreign language learning (strategies, practices, motivations, beliefs and attitudes of successful and unsuccessful learners, language anxiety: causes, solutions, linguistic talent: Does it exist? Can we measure it? etc.)
2. The age factor in foreign language learning (Are young children always better language learners? No hope for adults? How to interpret success and failure in adult foreign language learning?, etc.)
3. Language policies and linguistic rights (Plurilingualism or Euro-English? Global English: Linguistic imperialism or equal chances for everyone?, etc.)
4. ELT (English as a Foreign Language or English as a Lingua Franca? What does it take to be an effective communicator in English in international contexts? Students’ and teachers’ perspectives on ELF)
5. Language, thought, culture (Different languages – different minds?: concepts of life/death, happiness and sadness, etc. in different languages: in metaphors, tales, songs, etc.)
6. Pragmatics (introducing new language functions or reinterpreting old ones in Facebook communication, breaking the Gricean Maxims in Facebook communication, Look beyond the glittering surface: implicature in advertising, etc.)

Mátyás Anikó:
1. The role of teacher personality in ELT
2. Teaching writing in the 21st century
3. Teachers’ and students’ motivation
4. Language Testing
5. Differentiation in language teaching
6. Autonomy in classroom
7. Language and gender
8. Language and the brain


Dr. Pataki Éva:

1.       Modern, Postmodern and Contemporary British and American Fiction

2.       British and American Film

3.       British and American Popular Culture

4.       Postcolonial literature and theory

5.       Topics related to Gender, Queer and Identity Studies

Schaffer Anett

1. Contemporary British and American Prose
2. Contemporary Anglophone Prose
3. Modern and Postmodern British Novels
4. City and Urban Space in Literature
5. Angela Carter
6. Zadie Smith

Szabóné dr. Papp Judit:

1. Ways of expressing subjectivity in the English language
2. Culture-specific metaphors in language
3. English as Lingua Franca (ELF) /English as a Global Language (EGL)
4. Contrastive analysis of a particular grammatical phenomenon in English and in another language of the student’s choice
5. Analysis of phenomena related to the verb phrase (e.g. modality, aspect, verb complementation)

6. Linguistic landscapes

Dr. Vraukó Tamás:

1. From Junipero Serra to Ricky Martin – Hispanics in American Cultural History
2. Margaret Thatcher’s Parliamentary Reforms and their Consequences
3. Men of Two Worlds: Why Mark Twain did not Like Sir Walter Scott?
4. Central European Immigration to the U. S. in the 20th Century
5. From Natty Bumppo to Lucas Davenport – the WASP Hero Arrives in the 21st Century
6. Country and Western Music: Changing Values and Changing Words
7. Northern Ireland after the IRA Ceasefire as Shown in the British Press


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