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ENGL 300 Asian Am. Lit. Quintana Wulf

Assignment source guidelines

"you need to find, read, and use at least 2 secondary sources: they can be either literary criticism, sources that help you understand the social and cultural contexts for the literary texts, or literary theory that can help you establish a critical framework for your analysis." Dr. Quintana Wulf


My mom is from Busan, Korea, and my dad is from the appalachian foothills of Kentucky.

What really hit me in Lisa See's The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane was when Li-Yan's daughter, Haley, realizes among Chinese peers that they perceive her as "not Chinese enough." 


A general research approach

Taking a basic research approach early on may help you to start exploring facts, opinions/arguments/questions, and the relevancy and quality of sources that you discover. Each draft is an opportunity to review and sometimes replace the sources from which you draw support/evidence.

1. Older, established literature criticism and theory  (library catalog: books)
2. Factual and biographical info (tertiary sources: literary encyclopedias, almanacs, [auto] biographies, etc)
3. Specific scholarly "conversations" (library databases: journal articles)
4. Citing evidence (source citation: MLA 8, RefWorks)
5. Drafts & revisions (lots of support: research librarians & learning commons)