I am a master's student planning to write a master's thesis on Riemann surfaces. I plan to study Forster's *Lectures on Riemann surfaces*. What side topics could one study to spice up the thesis? I am particularly interested in analytic aspects.

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Could anyone suggest how much background would one require to understand geometry of algebraic curves by authors such as Harris, Arbarello, etc... I know already *Complex algebraic curves* by Kirwan, except for the last chapter on singular curves. Which books would provide me enough materials so that I can start feeling comfortable with the book

Geometry of Algebraic Curves by authors Harris, Arbarello,Griffiths,Cornalbla

beforeRiemann surfaces, although this may be a bit of a hard road to take. Also look at Donaldson's new book on Riemann surfaces. I taught a course from it last year, and it was a lot of fun, at least for me. $\endgroup$ – Donu Arapura Apr 24 '14 at 17:13