Thesis topics

Dr. Dósa Attila:

1. William Shakespeare
2. A reneszánsz angol költészet
3. A 18. századi angol regény
4. A gótikus regény
5. Jane Austen
6. Romantika angol költészete
7. Modernizmus
8. W.B. Yeats
9. T.S. Eliot
10. Kortárs angol költészet
11. Seamus Heaney
12. Kortárs skót költészet

Dr. Harry Edward Bailey

1. 20th century African American novels (discussion & analysis of two or three works)
2. Slave narratives
3. The American Dream in Literature
4. Southern gothic (Faulkner, O’Conner, and the southern tradition)
5. The Detective Novel: From Chandler to Mosley
6. Fiction to film: a comparison of a novel to its film version(s)
7. Film & History (how history is reflected in movies)
8. The Western Hero in Film & Fiction
9. Banned Books: Censorship in America
10. Human Rights & the War on Terror
11. Media in the US
12. Changes in the American Media Landscape (TV, Internet, Newspapers)
13. Education in the US
14. Creative Writing

Láng Viktória:

1. Future of the British Monarchy in respect of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elisabeth II
2. The future of Scotland – will Scotland quit from the United Kingdom? Pros and Cons of the question
3. Controversy over the Containment policy ( George Kennan)
4. Affirmative Action – Twenty Five years of Controversy

Dr. Lénárt Levente:

1. Churchill: life, political career, father of Europe, campaign for a united Europe
2. Inter-cultural aspects of modern existence (globalization, acculturation, ethnicity, etc.)
3. Fordító és tolmács MA: aktuális szakfordítási témák angolról magyarra, párhuzamos szövegek, konkrét fordítások a megadott témakörök szerint.

Magnuczné dr. Godó Ágnes:

1. Foreign language learning (strategies, practices, motivations, beliefs and attitudes of successful and unsuccessful learners, language anxiety: causes, solutions, linguistic talent: Does it exist? Can we measure it? etc.)
2. The age factor in foreign language learning (Are young children always better language learners? No hope for adults? How to interpret success and failure in adult foreign language learning?, etc.)
3. Language policies and linguistic rights (Plurilingualism or Euro-English? Global English: Linguistic imperialism or equal chances for everyone?, etc.)
4. ELT (English as a Foreign Language or English as a Lingua Franca? What does it take to be an effective communicator in English in international contexts? Students’ and teachers’ perspectives on ELF)
5. Language, thought, culture (Different languages – different minds?: concepts of life/death, happiness and sadness, etc. in different languages: in metaphors, tales, songs, etc.)
6. Pragmatics (introducing new language functions or reinterpreting old ones in Facebook communication, breaking the Gricean Maxims in Facebook communication, Look beyond the glittering surface: implicature in advertising, etc.)

Dr. Molnár Erzsébet:

1. Motivation in second language learning
2. Teaching aids in english language teaching
3. Teaching vocabulary in the primary school
4. Teaching vocabulary at different levels
5. Testing the four skills
6. The computer and the internet in english
7. How to teach primary school pupils effectively
8. Teacher−student personality in the second language acquisition
9. Teaching rhymes and songs to young learners of english the effects of age on language learning
10. Non-verbal communication in teaching english to young learners
11. Second language studies in social environment
12. Different methods and approaches in language teaching
13. Gender differences in language learning styles
14. The role of drama in english language teaching
15. Using the internet as a language learning tool in elt
16. Testing and evaluation
17. Monolingualism or bilingualism?
18. Developing students’ learning and communication skills
19. The role of mother tongue in foreign language teaching

Szabóné dr. Papp Judit:

1. Ways of expressing subjectivity in the English language
2. Culture-specific metaphors in language
3. English as Lingua Franca (ELF) /English as a Global Language (EGL)
4. Contrastive analysis of a particular grammatical phenomenon in English and in another language of the student’s choice
5. Analysis of phenomena related to the verb phrase (e.g. modality, aspect, verb complementation)

Dr. Vraukó Tamás:

1. From Junipero Serra to Ricky Martin – Hispanics in American Cultural History
2. Margaret Thatcher’s Parliamentary Reforms and their Consequences
3. Men of Two Worlds: Why Mark Twain did not Like Sir Walter Scott?
4. Central European Immigration to the U. S. in the 20th Century
5. From Natty Bumppo to Lucas Davenport – the WASP Hero Arrives in the 21st Century
6. Country and Western Music: Changing Values and Changing Words
7. Northern Ireland after the IRA Ceasefire as Shown in the British Press

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