A list of the most interesting English literature research paper topics

English literature carries such a broad range of topics that it can be difficult to select one for your research paper. To help you out, here is a list of the most interesting English literature research paper topics for you to choose from.

  1. Discuss the use of symbolism and imagery in J.K Rowling’s books.
  2. Discuss how overt or covert racism was present in some of the books written in the 1960’s and 1970’s.
  3. Discuss famous literature pieces that are centered around black humour.
  4. Discuss tragedy and death in Romeo and Juliet.
  5. Compare and contrast the works of George Bernard Shaw and Shakespeare.
  6. Discuss how wizardry and witchcraft have had an effect on literature in European countries.
  7. How is the Holocaust represented in literature?
  8. How is bisexuality and homosexuality covered in literature? Is the portrayal positive or negative?
  9. What role has literature played in overcoming religious oppression?
  10. A critical analysis of the books written by modern writer Elif Shafak.
  11. What makes a good children’s author?
  12. Which literary authors have been most successful in eradicating stereotypes through their writing?
  13. Discuss the role that feminism has played in modern day literature.
  14. Compare and contrast different female characters in the story of Hamlet.
  15. Compare and contrast the characters of the brothers in the Kite runner. In what ways were they different, and did they have any similarities?

Now that you have selected a good English Literature essay topic to write about, you will now need to write your research paper. Before you start writing, a good way to get your creative juices flowing is to start brain storming your ideas. What are the first thoughts that come to mind when you think about the topic? Write down all of your thoughts and put them to one side, you may need them once you start writing your essay.

Your essay will consist of three parts, an introduction, the main body and the conclusion to your essay. Make sure that there is a logical flow to your essay and you have enough theological concepts to back up your ideas.