Comic book superheroes in popular culture as your research topic

The new Batman v. Superman movie proves Hollywood’s embrace of superhero characters for a general audience. Comic book superheroes have permeated our culture.

Learn more about pop culture superheroes. (Credit: The Telegraph)

Learn more about pop culture superheroes. (Credit: The Telegraph)

Here are some interesting research paper topics on comic books’ influence on popular culture and real-life superheroes. Read more

Topic ideas for music history research papers

If you’re a music major, chances are you have a more nuanced view of music history than Pentatonix offers in their “Evolution of Music.” But if you’re not a music major and you’re stuck for topic ideas for your music history research paper, checking out their video on YouTube might be a fun place to start.

After that little bit of musical inspiration, take a look at this range of ideas you can start from to nail down topic ideas for your next paper. Read more

Topic ideas for art related research papers

Whether you are an art major or filling a requirement, there is a high probability that writing a research paper on art and artists is in your future as a college student.

Find a good art related topic idea here. (Credit: SBU.edu)

Find a good art related topic idea here. (Credit: SBU.edu)

The art world offers a range of ideas that you can gear towards your interests or a specific class, whether that means focusing on art history, specific artistic movements or even one or more famous artists. Read more

Types of art topics for your term paper

Artistic expression covers many forms, not just paintings and sculpture.

Banksy’s art piece “Rage, Flower Thrower” depicts a protester throwing a bouquet of flowers instead of a Molotov cocktail. (Credit: BBC)

Banksy’s art piece “Rage, Flower Thrower” depicts a protester throwing a bouquet of flowers instead of a Molotov cocktail. (Credit: BBC)

For your next term paper, consider writing about some of the lesser known various types of art: graffiti art by famous graffiti artists like Banksy, Japanese art including ukiyo-e and netsuke, and street photography such as the works depicted in the Vivian Maier documentary. Read more

Research topic: Discuss animation in the Peanuts Movie

Good grief! Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the gang have returned to the animated screen in the new Blue Sky Studios Peanuts Movie. But unlike their annual holiday appearances in films like A Charlie Brown Christmas, Blue Sky Studios features them in a whole new way: 3d. Using this modern animation style rather than the 2d animation more nostalgic fans find familiar, Blue Sky Studios hopes to introduce the Peanuts characters to a new generation.

Learn more about how animation was used in the Peanuts Movie. (Credit: 20th Century Fox)

Learn more about how animation was used in the Peanuts Movie. (Credit: 20th Century Fox)

But has it worked? Or have nostalgic viewers held back from embracing the new format? If you are considering a research paper topic for your animation or history of comics class, take a look at The Peanuts Movie. Read more

Research topic: Gender identity and gender roles in children’s toys

Gender identity and gender role are important fields in anthropology and sociology. Children are exposed to gender specific toys, gender-based advertising and gender expectations as to their gender roles in society as soon-to-be men and women. Many parents are trying to reverse the trend, and promote a gender-neutral environment of play that allows children to play with whatever toys they want.

Discuss the gender divide in children's toys. (Credit: thesundaysundae)

Discuss the gender divide in children’s toys. (Credit: thesundaysundae)

Interesting research paper topics are to write about gender in children’s toys and advertising. Read more

Subliminal advertising is a good research topic for marketing enthusiasts

Subliminal messages in advertising

Have you ever noticed the arrow in the FedEx logo between the letter E and the letter X? This is an example of subliminal advertising and many major companies use subliminal messages in their logos or ads. In subliminal advertising, hidden signals or messages are placed in advertising intended to pass below (sub) the regular boundaries of perception.

Notice how subliminal advertising is used. (Credit: Business Insider)

Notice how subliminal advertising is used. (Credit: Business Insider)

These messages may come in various forms such as images, text, and even songs, and advertisers hope that people will unconsciously process them in product ads or in propaganda. Read more

Research paper topic: Romanticism art and the film Mr. Turner

As a student of art and art history there are countless subjects for a research paper. Take art movements for example. You can choose impressionism, landscape paintings, modern art, pop art – the list goes on. Romanticism art could also be a good choice. Characteristics of romanticism include an emphasis on nature, the innocence of children and heroic individualism.

Mr. Turner takes on romanticism in art. (Credit: Variety)

Mr. Turner takes on romanticism in art. (Credit: Variety)

To get you started, go see the film Mr. Turner, which tells the story of J.M.W. Turner, an English romantic landscape painter who created thousands of paintings for the world to enjoy. Read more

How alcohol advertisements affect beliefs and consumption is an interesting topic to research

What are Alcohol Advertisements?

Alcohol producers use a variety of media to promote alcoholic beverages in their alcohol advertisements; they are most popular for sponsoring sporting events, concerts, and magazines, and they are found anywhere on the internet.

Discuss the effects of alcohol advertisements. (Credit: Absolut.com)

Discuss the effects of alcohol advertisements. (Credit: Absolut.com)

Regulation

Alcohol advertisements are highly regulated and some or all forms of advertisements are prohibited in certain countries. Read more

The Black Arts Movement is a good research paper topic for African American history and art

The Black Arts Movement was the artistic part of the Black Power movement, and is also known as the Black Aesthetics Movement or BAM. It lasted from 1965 to 1975, and is mostly regarded as a 1960s movement.

The Black Arts Movement was the aesthetic and spiritual sister of the Black Power concept. (Credit: wuster338)

The Black Arts Movement was the aesthetic and spiritual sister of the Black Power concept. (Credit: wuster338)

It began with the Assassination of Malcolm X and was started in Harlem by writer and activist Amiri Baraka. He was an influential dramatist, essayist, poet, and music critic. Read more