Rough word count guidance: Introduction (1500 words), chapter 1 (2400 words), chapter 2 (2400
words), chapter 3 (2400 words), conclusion (500 words).
Please give each chapter a heading don’t order these by text, but by what issue is being addressed/
what questions are being answered.
The Introduction the theme. Historical background. Overview of the literature and current issues an
debate. Aspects examined/ research question(s). Methodology and Materials. Structure of the
remainder of the dissertation.
Chapter 1: the literature. Analysis. Interpretation of analysis with regards to the overall research
Chapter 2: as above
Chapter 3: as above
Conclusion: synthesis of analysis in relation to research question(s).
Each chapter should be structured like an essay with an introduction, setting out what the chapter
will achieve in relation to the overall research question, and a conclusion where this is reiterated in
the light of evidence.
Please use a variety of sources, engaging with the key critics in this area. Two books my tutor
suggested I start with are: ‘Madness and Drama in the Age of Shakespeare’ by Duncan Salkeld, and
‘Distracted subjects: madness and gender in Shakespeare and Early Modern culture’ by Carol Thomas
Neely, please use these as two of the 30 sources. Please no more than 10 internet sources.