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SPA 375: Spanish Women Writers

Fall 2010

Table of Contents:

Finding Books
  • WorldCat

    Good for searching for books that are not in our library. Use the yellow "find it" button to request a book that is not in our library through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).
Finding Articles and More
The library has a great many databases, but the one most suited to in-depth coverage of scholarship about literature is listed below.
  • MLA International Bibliography,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=mzh

    The major research resource for information on English literature, foreign languages and linguistics. Includes references to scholarly articles, books, book chapters, book reviews, and dissertations from 1963 to the present. Use the yellow "find it" button to see if the books or articles you locate are available in our library; if they are not, there should be an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) option to use to borrow the book or get a scanned version of the article from another library.
Reference Books
  • On Writers and Literature
    • Latin American Writers
      Surveys prominent writers from Latin America writing in Spanish and Portuguese, providing substantial bio-critical essays and
      • Location(s): Ref PQ 7081 .A1 L37 1989 (3 vols.)
    • Latin American Women Writers
      A guide to women writers from Central and South America writing in Spanish and Portuguese from colonial times to the present. Articles are mostly about writers, offering a review of the author's life, critical reception of their work, and discussion of their works' themes.
      • Location(s): Ref PQ 7081.3 .L37 2008
    • Literary Cultures of Latin America: A Comparative History
      An ambitious set of essays covering the terrain of literary culture in Latin America, including indigenous literature, issues of gender and sexual orientation in the formation of culture, genres, and popular media. Each essay is thorough and scholarly.
      • Location(s): Ref PQ 7081 .A1 L525 2004
    • Oxford Companion to Spanish Literature
      Offers short biographical information about Spanish writers pre-1970s. Note that this work will not reflect contemporary critical interpretations.
      • Location(s): Ref PQ 6005 .O95
    • Spanish Women Writers: A Bio-Bibliographical Source Book
      Offers entries on women writers from Spain from the 14th century through the early 20th century. Each entry has a biographical sketch, major themes, a survey of criticism and an extensive bibliography listing the writer's works and works about the writer.
      • Location(s): Ref PQ6055 .S63 1993
  • On the Cultural Context
    • Spain
    • Encyclopedia of Contemporary Spanish Culture
      Spanish culture from 1975-1999, including the transition from military dictatorship to democracy. Essays related to film, education, the economy, language and literature, and politics are included, followed by brief bibliographies.
      • Location(s): Ref DP233.5. E63 1999
    • Historical Dictionary of the Spanish Empire, 1402-1975
      Offers short articles on places, events, and topics in Spanish history.
      • Location(s): Ref DP 56 .H57 1992
    • Historical Dictionary of Modern Spain, 1700-1988
      Offers brief definitions, explanations, and background on topics in Spanish history.
      • Location(s): Ref DP 192 .H57 1990
    • Regions of Spain: A Reference Guide to History and Culture
      Includes information on the cuisine, customs, economy, history, historic sites, literature and music of Spain, by region.
      • Location(s): Ref DP48. K45 1995
    • Latin America
    • Encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Cultures
      Includes entries on cultural topics such as architecture, cinema, food and drink, the media, music, politics, and religion, as well as biographical sketches of important cultural figures.
      • Location(s): Ref F1406.E515 2000 (3 vols.)
    • Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture
      The 5,000+ articles in this resource give a remarkably complete overview of current knowledge about the region. Entries are arranged alphabetically by country, by topic (such as slavery, art, Asians in Latin America), and biographically. Articles are written by experts and are followed by selective bibliographies.
      • Location(s): Ref F 1406 .E53 2008
  • General
    • Enciclopedia Hispanica
      An encyclopedia containing articles on topics important to Spanish life. In Spanish.
      • Location(s): Ref AE61. E48 1995 (18 vols.)
Using Interlibrary Loan

Borrowing books and articles from other libraries is not difficult. You can request interlibrary loan items from databases such as WorldCat and the MLA International Bibliography using the "find it" button. Your ID barcode and last name are needed to identify yourself to the library's system. You can also fill out a blank form for a book or article that you didn't find through a database.

To track your requests, click on "Your Borrowing Record."

It takes time to receive materials, so plan ahead!

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