General Research Samples

More personal and casual than regular academic research papers, general research papers are a joy to write if you want to look deep within a chosen subject. Look over our general research paper samples to garner a sense of what it takes to write one yourself.

Hamlet as Literature

By Richard Swan This paper is a personal response to Harold Bloom’s Shakespeare: the invention of the human. I found the book profoundly annoying, partly…

A Queer Taste for Macaroni

This article [A Queer Taste for Macaroni] was originally published in The Public Domain Review [http://publicdomainreview.org/2017/02/22/a-queer-taste-for-macaroni/] under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0. If you wish…

Harry Clarke’s Looking Glass

This article [Harry Clarke’s Looking Glass] was originally published in The Public Domain Review [http://publicdomainreview.org/2016/10/12/harry-clarkes-looking-glass/] under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0. If you wish to…

Richard Hakluyt and Early English Travel

This article [Richard Hakluyt and Early English Travel] was originally published in The Public Domain Review [http://publicdomainreview.org/2016/10/26/richard-hakluyt-and-early-english-travel/] under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0. If you…

“Let us Calculate!”: Leibniz, Llull, and the Computational Imagination

This article [“Let us Calculate!”: Leibniz, Llull, and the Computational Imagination] was originally published in The Public Domain Review [http://publicdomainreview.org/2016/11/10/let-us-calculate-leibniz-llull-and-computational-imagination/] under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike…

Visions of Algae in Eighteenth-Century Botany

This article [Visions of Algae in Eighteenth-Century Botany] was originally published in The Public Domain Review [http://publicdomainreview.org/2016/09/07/visions-of-algae-in-eighteenth-century-botany/] under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0. If you…

“Unlimiting the Bounds”: the Panorama and the Balloon View

This article [“Unlimiting the Bounds”: the Panorama and the Balloon View] was originally published in The Public Domain Review [http://publicdomainreview.org/2016/08/03/unlimiting-the-bounds-the-panorama-and-the-balloon-view/] under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike…

Black on Black

This article [Black on Black] was originally published in The Public Domain Review [http://publicdomainreview.org/2015/04/09/black-on-black/] under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0. If you wish to reuse…

Scurvy and the Terra Incognita

This article [Scurvy and the Terra Incognita] was originally published in The Public Domain Review [http://publicdomainreview.org/2015/05/06/scurvy-and-the-terra-incognita/] under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0. If you wish…

The Implacability of Things

Jonathan Lamb Some of the best recent books about things, such as John Plotz’s Portable Property (2008) and Elaine Freedgood’s Ideas in Things (2006), deal…

Animals in Sports and Entertainment

(…) In primeval times, humans had domesticated certain species of wild animals, making them serve their needs: food supply, clothes, transportation, agriculture, and working in…

Procrastination

(…) It is a paradox, to some degree, but technologies, along with increasing the efficiency of individuals’ performance in all spheres of everyday life, at…

Midlife Crisis

(two pages dedicated to the degree of the subject’s scrutiny) (…) However, since the term has been first introduced in 1965, significant changes in the…

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