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SPA 480/5580

Latin America Prison Narratives

Deciding on a topic

Before beginning your search, it is important to have well defined topic. For this assignment, consider these questions to help form your idea.

What? Where? Who? When?

Themes or title of work

  • Prison conditions
  • Treatment
  • Relationships
  • El Campo

Prison geographic location

  • Mexico
  • Cuba
  • Chile

Author of text

  • Fidel Castro
  • Mario Benedetti
  • Manuel Puig

Time period of publication

  • Last 10 years
  • 1920-1950

Integrate close textual readings of one or more primary texts with theoretical approaches spoken about in class. Include these tiles and keywords into your search.

Background Information

These sources are great for quick, basic information, and to help you develop your research topic.