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This guide highlights resources for Spanish language, literature and cultural studies.
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New Books in Spanish Studies

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Spanish Fiction in the Digital Age: Generation X Remixed - Christine Henseler
Call Number: [Electronic Book]
ISBN: 9780230102910
Publication Date: 2011 (New York: Palgrave Macmillan)
This book applies models that reflect the fluid, mediated, hybrid, and nomadic global scenes within which Generation X artists and writers live, think, and work in Spain. Henseler touches on critical insights in comparative media studies, cultural studies, and social theory, and conveys the nuances of multiple voices, facts, figures, and faces. [In English, with quotations in English and Spanish]

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Crossing Cultures : Hispanic authors and the challenges they overcame in the United States (Cruzando culturas : autores hispanos y sus desafíos superados en los Estados Unidos) - Rhina Toruño-Haensly
Call Number: [Electronic Book]
ISBN: 9781433112539
Publication Date: 2011 (New York: Peter Lang)
These interviews reveal not only the authors' origins but also how they were able to overcome difficulties and challenges in their lives. The interviewed novelists include Mario Bencastro, Aristeo Brito, Rolando J. D az, Graciela Lim n, and Demetria Mart nez. Interviews conducted in English with Mexican-American writers are included in their original English version along with a Spanish translation. This book facilitates understanding the various dynamics of the Hispanic experience through literature.

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Spanish Studies are offered through the Romance Languages Program in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures


Nuevos Libros en español

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El Criminal Imaginado: estética, ética y política en la ficción latinoamericana (1990-2010) - Cristina Míguez Cruz
Call Number: [Electronic Book]
ISBN: 9781433120657
Publication Date: 2013 (New York: Peter Lang)
Este libro analiza peliculas y novelas donde los personajes principales son o se vuelven criminales. Estas ficciones no buscan restablecer la ley y el orden, ya que el criminal imaginado indica el deseo de cambiar su entorno; por ello, transgrede las limitaciones de su genero, raza o clase social. En pocas palabras, la cultura visual y narrativa es un espejo que refleja algunas tendencias politicas, eticas y esteticas en Latinoamerica desde 1990.

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Género y Exilio Teatral Republicano: entre la tradición y la vanguardia - Francisca Vilches-de Frutos et al. (Editores)
Call Number: [Electronic Book]
ISBN: 9789042038028
Publication Date: 2014 (New York: Rodopi)
Este volumen indaga sobre el compromiso en la defensa de valores igualitarios por parte de los creadores y creadoras teatrales del exilio republicano de 1939, cuyos innovadores discursos narrativos y visuales presentan unos modelos de masculinidad y feminidad representativos del cambio en los paradigmas de género acordes con el creciente protagonismo de las mujeres en la Esfera pública.

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La Sátira Del Siglo XVIII: Isla, Jovellanos, Moratín y la cultura de la época ilustrada - Edward V. Coughlin
Call Number: [Electronic Book]
ISBN: 9781453909461
Publication Date: 2013 (New York: Peter Lang)
La ideologia de la Ilustracion provoca acciones que cambian el rumbo de Europa y de Occidente. La Rebelion de las colonias inglesas de America (1776) y la Revolucion contra la monarquia francesa (1789) modifican para siempre las sociedades occidentales. Aunque existen estudios de autores dieciochescos, La satira del siglo XVIII presenta una vision colectiva que nos permite ver el destacado papel jugado por la satira durante el siglo de la Ilustracion.


Film, Video, DVD

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El Norte (Director approved Special Edition) - Gregory Nava, Anna Thomas (Original Screenplay); Gregory Nava (Director)
Call Number: UGL DVD Collection (1st Floor Circ Desk): DVD NOR
ISBN: 9781604651096
Publication Date: 2008 (Irvington, NY: Criterion Collection)
Mayan Indian peasants are tired of being thought of as nothing more than manual laborers. They organize an effort to improve their lot in life, but are discovered by the Guatemalan army. After the army destroys their village and family, Enrique and Rosa, a teenage brother and sister, who barely escaped the massacre, decide they must flee to United States. They make their way by truck, bus and other means to Los Angeles, where they try to make a new life as young, uneducated, and illegal immigrants. In Spanish, Kiché and English with optional English subtitles.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1983. See Catalog record for list of great Special Features!

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Cronos (Director approved DVD special edition) - Guillermo del Toro
Call Number: UGL DVD Collection (1st Floor Circ Desk): DVD CRO
Publication Date: 2010 (Irvington, NY: Criterion Collection)
Kindly antiques dealer Jesus Gris happens upon an ancient golden device, and soon finds himself possessor and victim of its sinister, addictive powers, as well as the target of a mysterious, crude American named Angel. Originally released as a motion picture in Mexico in 1993. Spanish and English dialogue with optional English subtitles.

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John Steinbeck's The Pearl [VHS Videotape] - Steinbeck, Fernandez & Wagner (Screenplay); Dancigers (Producer); Fernandez (Director)
Call Number: UGL Video Collection, 2nd Floor: VIDEO JOH A1
ISBN: 0140187383
Publication Date: 1994
"There it lay, the great pearl, perfect as the moon." One of Steinbeck's most taught works, The Pearl is the story of the Mexican diver Kino, whose discovery of a magnificent pearl from the Gulf beds means the promise of a better life for his impoverished family. His dream blinds him to the greed and suspicions the pearl arouses in him and his neighbors, and even his loving wife Juana cannot temper his obsession or stem the events leading to tragedy. [Filmed in Mexico in 1947. Released as a motion picture in 1948 by RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.]. In English.

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