عنوان مقاله [English]
This article offers a review of the abstracts of the M.A. theses. They are the works of graduate students in the field of English Literature at the University of Tehran from October 1988 to 2000. Relying on the library research, 120 theses are studies and statistical analyses are given in ten tables. The study shows some shortcomings in the first years of the activities of the Faculty of Foreign Languages. The number of the theses is very limited and 21 percent of them do not hold any abstract. Some theses do not have the standard format for the chapters and divisions. From the point of the genre and the subjects, most of the researchers have relied on novels. In comparison with the literary works of the nations, special attention is paid to British and American writers.