Bernice Layne Brown Gallery through September 2, 2014
Doe Memorial Library
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April 25, 1974 was at once an ending and a beginning. First and foremost it was the end of the Estado Novo dictatorial regime and the beginning of Portugal's democratic process. With materials from the University Library's Portuguese collection, this exhibition commemorates the fortieth anniversary of the country's bloodless military coup and transition from dictatorship to democracy. When the population descended into Lisbon's streets to celebrate, soldiers put carnations in the barrels of their guns and tanks, signaling that there would be no violence. A poem by Ary dos Santos -the poet of the revolution - translated here for the first time into English, weaves throughout the exhibit cases along with dazzlingly radiant reproductions of artwork by António Pimentel (whose illustrations accompanied the first edition published in 1975) and black and white images by documentary photographers such as Alfredo Cunha and Carlos Gil.
Sponsored by the Portuguese Studies Program, Institute of European Studies, and the UC Berkeley Library.
The University Library is pleased to announce the acquisition of its first ever Italian e-book and e-journal collection. The subset of Editoria Italiana Online (EIO) comprises nearly 800 e-books and 50 scholarly journals published in Italy including Critica letteraria, Filologia e critica, Italia medioevale e umanistica. It comes to us via Casalini Libri's full-text digital platform Torrossa. Most titles are in the humanities and social sciences and include works from prominent publishers such as Bulzoni, Carocci, Firenze University Press, Polistampa, Palerno, Viella, and more. The available backfiles to all journals have also been acquired and approximately 50 new e-books will be added every year. Once the records have been loaded to OskiCat, they'll be discoverable there but at the moment, Berkeley's holdings in EIO can only be accessed through Torrossa.
The French Revolution Digital Archive (FRDA) is a multi-year collaboration of the Stanford University Libraries and the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) to produce a digital version of the key research sources of the French Revolution and make them available to the international scholarly community. The archive is based around two main resources, the Archives parlementaires and a vast corpus of images first brought together in 1989 and known as the Images de la Revolution française.
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.
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