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Spanish Language & Literature: Scholarly Articles

Journal Articles

The following electronic resources are Spanish-specific. For assistance in using these resources,or to find additional information, contact a Reference Librarian.


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JStor Special Collections 

Alongside scholarly articles, JStor provides archived primary source collections on various subjects relating to Spanish Language and Culture. Some relevant collections include: 

The Latin American Collections at Vanderbilt contain material documenting the history and culture of Latin America and the Caribbean. A large number of materials in this collection come from the J. León Helguera Collection of Colombiana. Related collections that have their own JSTOR collections are the Manuel and Delia Zapata Olivella Papers.

The Chicano press was an important component of the Chicano Movement to disseminate Chicano history, literature, and current news. The press created a link between the core and the periphery to create a national Chicano identity and community. The Chicano Press Association, created in 1969, was significant to the development of this national ethos. The publications that make up the Latino series have been linked to the Movement and represent the Chicano voice on such key issues as voter rights, criminal justice and relations with the police, support for the anti-war movement, racism, and quality education.

The exhibit consists of documents, photographs, musical scores, and paintings from the Dominican Archives collections that highlight the careers of musician Rafael Petitón Guzmán (1894-1983) and painter Tito Enrique Cánepa (1916-2014). Both were enormously influential in their chosen professions, contributing to the development of new hybrid artistic forms that combine traditional and modern elements and incorporate styles from different cultures. Cánepa used his art to express political themes, chiefly his opposition to tyranny and imperialism, while Petitón Guzmán used eclecticism and formal innovation as the vehicle of his revolt. The archival collections of both artists provide a remarkable glimpse of early twentieth-century cultural history of Dominicans and Latinos in New York City. This collection is a digitized version of the physical exhibit. The physical exhibit was held at the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute at The City College of New York from February 15 to March 27, 2013.

The partnership provides teachers, students, and scholars with a core teaching collection in the area of Modern Latin American Art. According to Barnitz: "It will, at long last, help to situate the modern art of Latin America as a field into the mainstream of western art history where it belongs."

Jacqueline Barnitz has been a leading influence in shaping the study of Modern Latin American Art and establishing it as a part of the core art history curriculum. She began teaching a course on the subject at SUNY Stony Brook as early as 1969 and subsequently at the University of Pittsburgh. Since her arrival at the University of Texas at Austin in 1981, Barnitz has created the university's graduate program in Modern Latin American art and developed a broad selection of undergraduate and graduate seminars, covering Mexico and ten other Caribbean, Central, and South American countries. Barnitz has published and lectured on many aspects of the field throughout the United States and Latin America. She has organized exhibitions, including Latin American Artists in New York since 1970(Archer Huntington Art Gallery, 1987), and contributed essays to numerous exhibition catalogs, including Latin American Artists of the Twentieth Century (New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1993). Her book, Twentieth Century Art of Latin America (Austin: UT Press, 2001), awarded the Vasari Prize by the Dallas Museum of Art, has become the standard text for survey courses in Modern Latin American art history.

The Lindsay Webster Collection of Cuban Posters features approximately 350 works created in Cuba from the revolution through the 2000s. Produced by organizations such as OSPAAAL (Organization of Solidarity with the People of Asia, Africa, and Latin America) and Editora Politica, many of the posters focus on Cuba’s efforts to spread messages of the revolution worldwide and to inspire others in the fight against oppression stemming from the legacies of imperialism and colonialism. In this regard, works often focus on other countries besides Cuba, such as the United States, Vietnam, and many other Asian, African, and Latin American countries. In addition, the collection also features posters focused on Cuba specifically, in order to promote Cuban national pride, conservation, production, and culture.


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