this essay requires close textual analysis supported by appropriate scholarly research. You are required to demonstrate your understanding of the relationship between literature and politics, and the ways in which language functions politically in the context of an analysis of your chosen texts.
You must not write on the texts you used for your first essay.
You must write on THREE texts from weeks 2 – 12 (inclusive).
ONE text must be chosen from the following: Frankenstein, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Loaded, Titus Andronicus, I Love Dick, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oroonoko.
The choice of your second and third texts is up to you. They can be anything you have not already written on. If you choose the Revolutionary Sonnets please write on at least two: that is, for the purposes of this essay, as with the first, at least two sonnets equal one text. Similarly, if you write on Elizabeth Barrett Browning, you will need to address the two set poems as one text.
If you write on The Americans, season one, please write on at least two episodes.
If you choose to write on A Game of Thrones you can write on the novel and/or the television series, but if you want to write on both it will count as only one text.
Additionally, you are expected to use at least 3 secondary sources in the preparation of this essay, cited appropriately. These sources can be either specifically about the texts you are analysing, or about the political contexts or theoretical ideas you are using, and they can be journal articles, book chapters or books.