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Does anybody have any ideas for English literature EPQ essay topics? I like Victorian novels (Arnold Bennett, Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell etc.), romantics era, utopian fiction, early Soviet literature (Sholokohv et c.) and campy supernatural horror (Dennis Wheatley, H.P. Lovecraft? He's not that camp tho). Any ideas not encompassed by the above are welcomed.
At the moment I am leaning towards Victorian literature. I have no idea as to which aspects I should study. Thank u
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How literature has changed over the years
What's special about old literature that's still enjoyed as much today - why some age well and some don't
Victorian context of literature
Chose one book and write a whole thing on one book
Chose a topic like feminism or religion in one of those genres you mentioned
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Thank u! I think I might do as u suggested and just focus on the romanticisation and socialisation of the child and approaches to childhood, in a Charles Dickens novel.
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(Original post by moonswooning)
How literature has changed over the years
This is a good idea and I like it, but the EPQ panel don’t really like “How” questions, or so I’m told by my EPQ teachers. You could say “to what extent has literature changed over the years” perhaps? Even then you may find that the information you get from research is too extensive for 5000 words, in which case you could narrow it down to Victorian Literature or whatever.
It’s not Literature, but for my EPQ I was going to do “to what extent has the Russian language developed” but it was too broad so ended up focusing in on one smaller portion of it and it’s a lot easier to handle in terms of keeping the word count down.
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