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Opleiding tot leraar voortgezet onderwijs van de eerste graad in Engelse Taal en Cultuur

Research the Department of English Language and Culture

Research in the English Department covers broad areas of English literature and linguistics, hence, MA dissertation supervision is available on a wide range of topics from Anglo-Saxon to the present. Our staff members run or participate in a number of international research projects, including the Hakluyt Editorial Project and 'Heroes, What Heroes?' a project on early American culture.

For more about the research in the department see our Research page.

For a list of members of staff and their expertises see our People page.

Here are some sample titles of Education MA dissertations supervised in the English Department. Education MA students can draw from the full range of the expertise of the department so it may also be of interest to look at the titles of dissertations in the MA in Literary Studies, the Master's track Writing, Editing and Mediating and the expertise of the Linguistics section of the Department.


  • Learn Young, Learn Fair? An investigation of the influence of Foreign Languages in the Elementary School on the oral fluency of children
  • Chunks & Cunks - A study of the development of chunk-errors in TTO- and Gymnasium-students written language
  • Repeat after me: “Mississippi, Mississippi, Mississippi” - A study into the use of teaching articulatory setting differences in secondary education


  • “Sche was but a woman” Margaret Paston’s Female Rhetoric and Letters of Good Conduct
  • Negotiating Urban Spaces: London’s City Walkers, c. 1400-1666.
  • ‘I had only their words for it’: Language as a Means of Control in Four Dystopian Novels
  • The Remarkable Victorian - H.G. Wells and his Science Fiction (1894-1904)
  • “Se snotera lareow”: Ælfric’s De temporibus anni and Byrhtferth’s Enchiridion compared
  • Dystopian Sexuality: The Regulation and Commodification of Sexuality in Atwood’s The Handmaid's Tale, Oryx and Crake and Huxley's Brave New World
  • Cinderella Recreated: The Changing Functions and Roles of Characters and Relationships in Modern Versions of Cinderella
  • Equality and Identity in the Poems of Langston Hughes
  • The Journey that Never Began: Comparing the Symbolic-allegorical and the Supernatural Interpretations of Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
  • Saints, Satan and Stylistics: Stylistic Features in Medieval Miracle Plays
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