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English 111 - Menendez - Drama Analysis: Home

This guide provides search strategies and recommended resources for research in English 111 with Dr. Melissa Mendendez.

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Your Assignment

document with Khmer text and photograph of a young womanYour assignment requires you to select one of six topics, provided by Dr. Menendez, related to Photographs from S-21 by Catherine Filloux or Force Continuum by Kia Corthron. Use information from your own research into the social, political, and cultural context of the play to analyze the particular aspect of the play described in the prompt. You must use at least four credible secondary sources written by scholars or journalists. Only one can be a source found solely on the internet. This assignment includes several parts:

  • Research Proposal
  • Annotated Bibliography
  • Outline
  • First Draft and Conference
  • Final Essay: 8-10 pages


Image: S-21 interrogation and detention center identification document for Long Socheat, a student who was arrested and imprisoned by the Khmer Rouge regime in 1976. Image courtesy of the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum website.

Getting Started

The information on the following tabs of this guide will help you identify keywords for your topic, find and evaluate different types of sources, and cite your sources.

If you need more help with your research, contact a librarian by chat, phone, email, or in person, or explore the library's online tutorials.

For writing help, see the About SBCC's Writing Center or The SBCC Learning Resource Center Writing Tools Online.

Guide Creator

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Ellen Carey
Office: Library 133
Phone: 805-730-4434 (or x4434 from campus phones)

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