Category Archives: Literature

Muppets Most Wanted: Perfect film studies research topic

The Muppets have been around since the 1950s, and they became household icons in 1976, when The Muppet Show hit the air. Follow that with feature films, Webby-award winning YouTube videos, and a return to feature films with 2011′s The …

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Neil Gaiman’s “American Gods” and “Anansi Boys” as media and literature research paper topics

Neil Gaiman is no stranger to the screen. His novel “Neverwhere” began its life as a BBC mini-series. His novels, “Mirror Mask,” “Stardust,” and “Coraline,” have all been adapted as movies. Gaiman wrote an adaptation of Beowulf for the big …

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Discovery Channel’s Klondike gold rush offers good research paper topics

Discovery Channel’s first scripted programming was the recently aired Klondike, a six-hour mini-series showcasing the struggle, determination, entrepreneurial spirit and often brutal life of men and women during the Yukon gold rush of the late 1890s. For your history paper, …

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Research paper help on Lyubov Orlova ghost ship, cannibal rats, and ocean conservancy

Ghost ships and cannibal rats don’t immediately bring to mind good research paper topics, even in folklore courses. They bring to mind bad films (such as the critically panned 2002 Ghost Ship movie, or the 1943 film of the same …

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Literary fiction: Good research paper topics

Students of literary fiction looking for good research paper topics have many choices. The field has a diverse range of themes and genres, such as women’s studies, folklore, mysteries, theatrical and drama, popular fiction, science fiction, African American fiction and …

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Research topic Amiri Baraka: the late Black Arts movement founder and literary figure

His writing stirred up a great deal of controversy during his lifetime, but literary figure Amiri Baraka left his mark on the American canon. The poet and playwright, born Everett LeRoi Jones in 1934, in Newark, N.J., was for a …

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’47 Ronin’ movie mangles Japanese literature classic

No, no, no, no. Hollywood has once again ruined a classic story, this time mangling the Japanese literature icon 47 Ronin. Not only did the movie feel the need to fabricate demons, dragons and witches, but also to add a …

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Ender’s Game and Hunger Games: Young adult books as movies

Whether cult favorites or bestsellers, young adult books have been hitting the big screen in a big way since about 2001. The success of the Harry Potter films have inspired filmmakers to look for the next hit series, and with …

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Scary books and literary classics for Halloween

Halloween is the time to indulge in scary things. Hollywood may think it has cornered the market on scares, but I declare there are plenty of literary sources that can scare your pants off! I also offer my Halloween book …

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Elements of fiction and other research paper topics for your literature research paper

Literature courses come in many forms. Your course might focus on the elements of fiction or on world literature. When you have to complete a research paper for your literature class, you’ll find that there are a vast number of …

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