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CNX 193: Performing Bodies

This is a research guide to help you with your CNX193 course with Professor Tripp, for the fall 2021 semester.

Primary Sources

Primary sources: 

  • Provide first-hand or direct evidence about an event, object, person, or work of art. 
  • Usually are from someone who had a direct connection to the original event, object, person, or work of art. 
  • Examples include:
    • diaries or correspondence
    • original documents
    • interviews, speeches, and oral histories
    • creative art works
    • storytelling or creative podcasts
    • government documents or statistical information

Secondary Sources

Secondary sources: 

  • Evaluate, criticize, analyze, comment, or interpret primary sources. 
  • Usually attempt to analyze or describe primary sources. 
  • Examples include: 
    • journal articles that comment on or analyze primary resources/original research
    • textbooks
    • dictionaries and encyclopedias
    • political commentary
    • biographies
    • criticism of literature, art, or music