Titles and Scope of Argument

        Remember that focused analysis is what ever academic reader expects from your papers.  An email's focus is indicated by its "subject line."  Articles' and book's focuses are indicated by their titles.  The more general the title, the broader the focus, and the larger the pool of data that would be needed to make true thesis claims.  The most general titles tend to be book titles. 

1)  Friedman, Lawrence S.  The Cinema of Martin Scorsese.  N.Y.: Continuum, 1998.

2)  Tomalin, Claire.  Charles Dickens: A Life.  N.Y.: Penguin, 2011.

3)  Ward, Annalee R.  Mouse Morality: The Rhetoric of Disney Animated Film.  Austin, TX: U of Texas P, 2002.

The most specific tend to be article titles:

1) Iannucci, Matthew.  "Postmodern Antihero: Capitalism and Heroism in Taxi Driver."  Bright Lights Film Journal., 47 (February 2005) (np).

2) Landau, Aaron.  "Great Expectations, Romance, and Capital." Dickens Studies Annual: Essays on Victorian Fiction. 35 (2005) 157-77.

3) Wickstrom, Maurya.  "The Lion King, Mimesis, and Disney's Magical Capitalism." Budd, Mike and Max Kirsch, eds., Rethinking Disney: Private Control, Public Dimensions. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan UP; 2005.  99-121