Graduated from the University of Connecticut with a major in English. I'm a lover of literature, film, and anime, and I can be followed on Twitter @AlanPolozov
The Success of Tobias Wolff's This Boy's Life
This article would analyze the structure of Tobias Wolff’s memoir and why it is considered a significant work among other memoirs. It would also discuss the general structure of memoirs and how they’ve evolved (or have not evolved) through time by taking a look at several notable ones by different authors.
The Growth of Tobias Wolff's Short Stories
This article would take a look at a few notable short stories written by Tobias Wolff (each story taken from a different collection) and discuss how his earlier work has informed his later work or vice versa. It should discuss the themes which are often explored in his writing and whether the presentation of his ideas has changed since he first started writing.
The Prolific Joyce Carol Oates
A discussion of whether Oates’ writing has benefited or suffered due to how prolific she is. This article would take a look at her earlier work and the critical reception it has received, and compare it with her most recent work. This article would also offer some insight as to how and why a prolific writing career can affect an author’s craft.
Significance of the Short Story
A look at the medium of short stories and the reasons behind why they should be regarded as highly as the novel. This article would look at several famous short stories or short story writers and the influence they’ve had on writers throughout history (including the influence they’ve had on the medium of the novel). It might also be helpful to discuss the status of the short story–how it’s risen or declined in popularity through time.
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The Success and Failings of Recent Biopics
This article would take a look at biopics from within the past two decades and discuss which ones were successful commercially and/or critically, and which ones have failed in those respects. The article would discuss the subjects of the biopics, the accuracy with which they are presented, and whether or not these films received enough publicity at the times they were being made.
The Popularity of Daredevil
Compare the film adaptation and the recent TV adaptation by Netflix and discuss some of the reasons why the latter seems to have proved very successful with audiences and critics while the former received more of a mixed reception.
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The Success and Failings of Shaft's Anime
A retrospective look at the various anime produced by the company Shaft and an anaylsis of the common elements of their anime that have made them either successful or infamous.
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Stephen King Retrospective
A look back on the writing of Stephen King, and a discussion on why his stories have been as successful as they are. This article would analyze common themes in King’s writing, whether there is a recurring format to his stories in terms of plot progression and character development, and the subjects he’s chosen to write about.
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|Working with The Shadow: A Writer's Guide|
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