Violence, Art, and Memory of the Spanish Civil War

Spring 2014

Listed in: , as EUST-340  |  Spanish, as SPAN-340; Sara J. Brenneis (Section 01)

Questions about research in this course? Contact Dunstan C. McNutt.

  • Overview
  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Web Resources


To get started, you might refer to general overviews on reserve:

Graham, Helen. Spanish Civil War: A Very Short Introduction. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2005. AC Frost Reserves DP269 .G6462 2005
Teaching Representations of the Spanish Civil War. Modern Language Association of America Options for Teaching. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2007. AC Frost Reserves DP269.A555 T43 2007

Once you have some background information on your topic, try searching the 5 College Catalog for relevant books. You might start by using one of the following sets of subject keywords, and then narrowing down with more specific topics:

  • Spain  History  Civil War, 1936-1939
  • Spain  History  Civil War, 1936-1939  Art and the war
  • Spain  History  Civil War, 1936-1939  Drama
  • Spain  History  Civil War, 1936-1939  Literature and the war
  • Spain  History  Civil War, 1936-1939  Motion pictures and the war
  • Spain  History  Civil War, 1936-1939  Pictorial works
  • Spain  History  Civil War, 1936-1939  Poetry

You can also use the catalog to find films, music, and literature. You might try the following subject keywords (knowing this will not be comprehensive).

  • Feature films Spain Civil War, 1936-1939
  • Spain  History  Civil War, 1936-1939  Songs and music
  • Spain  History  Civil War, 1936-1939  Fiction

Databases: Find articles, book chapters, e-books

Art Abstracts (1984 to present)
Index to leading English-language publications in the world of the arts.

Art Index Retrospective (1929-1984)
Index to leading English-language publications in the world of the arts.

Film and Television Literature Index with Full Text
Bibliographic and full-text database of film and television articles from scholarly and popular publications. Includes images from the MPTV Image Archive of entertainment photography.

Historical Abstracts with Full Text (1955 to present)
Scholarly literature about world history since 1450 (excluding the United States and Canada).

MLA International Bibliography (1926 to present)
Covers critical scholarship on literature, language, linguistics, and folklore.

Music Periodicals Database (1874 to present)
Provides indexing and abstracts for more that 425 international music periodicals, plus full text for around 140 journals.


Biography in Context
Nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography.

Britannica Moderna
Spanish-language encyclopedia and dictionary.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
70 reference e-books, including multivolume works like the Encyclopedia of Religion, American Decades, and more.

Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online
Comprehensive online resource devoted to music research of all the world's peoples.

Literature Resource Center
Full-text critical studies, biographies of authors; covers all genres, all time periods, and all regions.

Oxford Art Online
Oxford Art Online is the access point for Grove Art Online, and other Oxford art reference works covering all forms of the visual arts: painting, sculpture, architecture, graphic and decorative arts, and photography from prehistory to the present.

Oxford Music Online
Oxford Music online is the access point for Grove Music Online and other Oxford music reference resources.

D’Lugo, Marvin. Guide to the Cinema of Spain. Reference Guides to the World’s Cinema. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 1997. AC Frost Reference PN1993.5.S7 D68 1997
Encyclopedia of Contemporary Spanish Culture. London [England] ; New York: Routledge, 1999. AC Frost Reference DP233.5 .E63 1999
Mira Nouselles, Alberto. Historical Dictionary of Spanish Cinema. Historical Dictionaries of Literature and the Arts no. 37. Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press, 2010. AC Frost Reference PN1993.5.S7 M553 2010
Monteath, Peter. The Spanish Civil War in Literature, Film, and Art: An International Bibliography of Secondary Literature. Bibliographies and Indexes in World Literature no. 43. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 1994. AC Frost Reference DP269.8.L5 M65 1994