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SPAN 2140: Survey of Modern Spanish Literature (Spring 2016): Background

This is a guide for Prof. Julia Chang's Survey of Modern Spanish Literature class, Spring 2016

Find background and refine your topic

Use reference sources for background, to refine your topic, to identify good key words, to check facts, and more.

Cambridge History of Spanish Literature (online)  Print edition: Olin Library PQ 6033 .C36 2004.

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Spanish Culture (online; 1999)

The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory & Criticism (online)

Oxford Reference (online) Almost 400 distinct subject and literature encyclopedias and language dictionaries. 

Oxford Language Dictionaries Online. Includes major Spanish-English and English-Spanish dictionaries.

See also this Cornell Library guide:  Online Encyclopedias: Using Subject Encyclopedias to Understand Your Topic.

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Other background sources

Look to other sources for background on identity and identity formation, gender, religion, migration, cultural theory. 

Wrap your head around your topic

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Web. March 21, 2016