This new Research Guide for Spanish, Portuguese, and Other Iberian Literatures is a starting point for research on the literatures of the Iberian Peninsula located in the UC Berkeley Library. For additional resources in all formats including e-books, please explore related LCSH subject headings in OskiCat or browse the shelves near the relevant call numbers supplied in this bibliography.
The guide is lengthy (23 pages) but is sub-divided as follows: Guides and Literary Histories, Bio-Bibliographical and Regional Resources, Dictionaries, Literary Theory and Criticism, Poetry, Theater, Guides by Literary Period: Medieval and Early Renaissance, Early Modern and Baroque, Cervantes Studies, Enlightenment and Romanticism, and Modern and Contemporary. Bookmarks on the left (viewable in most web browsers) allow one to skip through the PDF file rather easily in locating a specific section.
While links to some electronic resources are provided, the Spanish and Portuguese subject grouping in the Library's Electronic Resources Finder contains the most current digital resources available and should be consulted when using this guide to what are, for the most part, printed books.
November 13, 2013 - November 17, 2013
Portuguese cinema has long been noted for its formal audacity and inventiveness. Yet it is only recently that filmmakers have begun to interrogate the dark period of Portuguese history that ended in 1974, after four decades of dictatorship and the Colonial War. The films highlighted in this series consider these historic events and their ongoing ramifications with intelligence and imagination, often straddling fiction and documentary forms. Read more about the film program, which includes talks with the directors, on the BAM/PFA web site.
Contemporary of the Nouvelle Vague, Agnès Varda will be present at two of the four screenings scheduled this week at the Pacific Film Archive. In case you miss them, the Media Resource Center in Moffitt Library has 21 of this innovative modern French director's films on DVD and/or video.
A Boccaccian Renaissance - an interdisciplinary and international conference - will explore the figure and works of Giovanni Boccaccio from the point of view of their extraordinary, yet little remarked impact on early modernity. It will have a dual focus on Boccaccio's own understanding of his cultural program and on the direct and indirect impact of his works on the vernacular and Latin culture of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries in Italy and throughout Europe (esp. England, Spain, and France).
A joint University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University Conference, October 24-26, 2013. With a generous contribution from the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco. For details, see: http://www.boccaccianrenaissance.com.
In conjunction with a group of other UC libraries, the Library has begun a one-year trial to Digitalia's complete package of e-books in the social sciences and humanities published in Spain and Latin America. This collection comprises more than 4,500 e-books and an impressive selection of current and historical journals. Representative journals, previously only available in print through UC Berkeley, include Al-Qantara, El viejo topo, La Nueva literatura hispaníca, Quimera, Orígenes, Revista de indias, Revista internacional de sociología, Siglo Diecinueve, Revista Iberoamericana de Lingüística, Hora de España and more.
The Library will have access to Digitalia through September 1, 2014 but please email cpotts AT library.berkeley.edu your requests for individual titles that you would like to see permanently acquired. Last year, the Library acquired 300 e-books and their records now appear in OskiCat.
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