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ENGL 3050: Refugees in Literature and Film

Course Guide for ENGL 3050 D90/HGHR 3050-090 course


Welcome to the research guide for ENGL 3050 D90/HGHR 3050-090: Refugees in Literature and Film. This guide contains selected resources and research tips that can help you with your course assignments. Please feel free to contact me ( if you have any questions or would like further research assistance.

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency

Read the treaty from the 1951 UN Refugee Convention. This report defines the term 'refugee' and outlines the rights of displaced peoples.

After the 1951 Convention, there have been many international agreements to help bolster refugee protections:

Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons (1954)

Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees (1967)

Declaration on the Human Rights of Individuals who are not Nationals of the Country in which they Live (1985)

Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement (2001)

Earl G. Harrison Documents

Harrison's Report, August 1945 - provided by the Eisenhower Archives

Earl G. Harrison Papers - provided by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Using the Library's Website

This video introduces you to Atkins Library's new website.