Dissertations and Dystopian Books

Hey Guys!

Today my post is actually for me to ask you a question, I am currently thinking of a question I can do for my Dissertation which in-case your unfamiliar with that, it is the final year project you undertake in your third year of your undergraduate degree and it consists of a 10,000 word essay, a reflection and power point presentation. Not all degree’s have them I believe, I’m studying English Literature so I do.

I’m contemplating doing Dystopian Young Adult Fiction, i’m not sure what I will focus on just yet because the possibilities are endless from government to heroines.I know I definitely want to include Divergent by Veronica Roth and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins therefore my question to you is can you recommend any other Dystopian Texts I could possibly use which feature a strong female lead, rebellion, government control etc. My friend recommended the 5th wave which I personally have not read just yet but I will mark down each suggestion and look into them in more depth.

I was attempting to look for books online then I figured ‘hey what’s the best way to get the best book recommendations’ MY BLOG OF COURSE. 

Thank you so much for your suggestions in advance, I really appreciate it. If you could also share this with your fellow book loving friends I would also really appreciate that as it will give me an even bigger audience to get more suggestions.

Hannah x




11 thoughts on “Dissertations and Dystopian Books

  1. That sounds like a great first, broad topic! If you’re looking specifically for dystopias featuring female leads, maybe you could write about the role and or portrayal of women in dystopian literature. You could compare two recent YA series with each other, or maybe you could even look at how they compare to classic dystopias like Brave New World, A Clockwork Orange or 1984. Generally it might be a possibility to compare elements of dystopian literature now and then. For example you could take a closer look at different forms of government control in dystopian literature over time. I haven’t read a lot of dystopian YA lit, so I can’t really say anything on the topic, but you know… I’m just thinking in 1984 constant surveillance and brainwashing with the help of technology were just the thing. Maybe in today’s world, where video surveillance in public etc is normal these things don’t play such a big role in dystopian literature anymore?
    I hope you tell us what topic you finally decide on! Dissertation topics are so interesting 🙂


    1. Wow thank you for reading and commenting such a long response, I really appreciate the feedback and ideas 🙂 My original focus was going to be the heroine but then I was looking into them as a whole but think I will definitely still do that then I can incorporate rebellion, sacrifice and the themes they face which will bring in government etc! Thank you again! :Dx

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      1. Oo thank you! I think I will one day it would be an interesting post 🙂 Definitely after i’ve finished the dissertation though wouldn’t want my points to come up as I plagiarized from my blog! 🙂

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  2. Maybe the selection series? I know America isn’t quite our “strong female lead” but politics are sometimes mentioned and that is a very interesting topic, in case you want to add that too. I’ve heard that The Winner’s Curse deals a lot about politic issues too, but I haven’t read it yet so I’m not sure.
    Good luck with your project! 🙂

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    1. Thank you for your recommendations Marta i’ll look into both of them and make a note of them see if they would work well with what I have so far 🙂 So many Dystopian Books, this has definitely been a great way to see which are popular x

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