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Librarian-curated research guide for Spanish resources.

New Books for Spanish

English and Spanish: world languages in interaction
Fifth sun : a new history of the Aztecs
Building walls
The Routledge handbook of Spanish as a heritage language

New DVDs

Bisbee '17 is a nonfiction feature film by filmmaker Robert Greene set in Bisbee, Arizona ... the film follows several members of the close knit community as they attempt to reckon with their town's darkest hour. This long-buried and largely forgotten event came to be known as the Bisbee Deportation.

Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) is a 2019 Spanish drama film written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar. The film follows a nonlinear narrative as a series of reunions between Salvador Mallo, a film director in his decline, and those around him.

The Silence of Others (El silencio de otros) is a Spanish documentary film written and directed by Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar and tells the story of the silenced fight of the victims from the dictatorship of Francisco Franco.

A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) is a 2017 drama film directed by Sebastián Lelio,  Marina, a transgender woman who works as a waitress and moonlights as a nightclub singer, is bowled over by the death of her older boyfriend.

Tips for Searching/Browsing

Looking to discover more? Try browsing the shelves in these call number areas on the 5th Floor :

Call Number Subject
DP1-402 History of Spain
F1201-3799 History of Latin America, including the Caribbean
E184.S75 Hispanic Americans
GN301-674 Ethnology; Social and Cultural Anthropology
GR1-950 Folklore
HC94-1085 Economic history and conditions by region or country
PC4001-4977  Spanish language and linguistics
PQ6001-8929 Spanish literature 
PQ7081-8560 Literature of Latin America 

For movies, check out the Media Collection on 4th floor. 

Subject headings are often a more accurate and comprehensive way of searching for a topic than keyword searching. Look for the subjects under Details in the record describing the resource.

Here are some sample subject searches:

  • Spain - History 
  • Spain - Social life and customs
  • Spain - Colonies - America - History
  • Latin America - Emigration and immigration
  • Latin America - Civilization
  • Hispanic Americans, 
  • Mexican Americans - Race identity
  • Central America - Politics and government
  • Central America - Economic conditions
  • Second language acquisition
  • Immersion method (Language teaching)

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