Welcome and About This Guide

This research guide has been designed for students in THE MYSTERY OF IDENTITY, a Spring 2024 Expository Writing class taught online by Sarah Ahrens.The resources and strategies described on this page are specifically targeted: they represent our first best guesses at where you might find the information you'll need to execute Essay 3 successfully.

See them simply as starting points for your research into current critical responses to one of the films you'll be considering: Persepolis, Moonlight, or Lady Bird.

Remember that good research is often about following up on hunches, testing out a hypothesis and then seeing where else (or to what else) it leads.

Language will be essential to the effort.  You may need to try several combinations of search terms, in fact, before you strike gold.

Let me know how I can help as your work on Essay 3 gets underway. We can triage by email or set up a time to meet on Zoom for a longer talk about your project.

Sue Gilroy Librarian for Undergraduate Writing Programs, Lamont Library