This Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 1:30 p.m., Mercedes Juliá, PhD, professor of modern and contemporary literature and cultural studies, chair of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, will deliver a Scholarship@Villanova lecture in honor of Hispanic Cultural Heritage Month. Dr. Juliá’s subject is Juan Ramón Jiménez, the Spanish poet and Nobel Prize laureate. Dr. Juliá served as editor on a forthcoming edition of Jiménez’s autobiography, entitled Life: An Unfinished Project by Juan Ramón Jiménez. The lecture will be in English, and held in room 205 of the Library. In the tradition of all Scholarship@Villanova events, this event is free, open to the public, and available for ACS credit.
Since 2005, Falvey Memorial Library has presented programming in collaboration with other academic divisions and student organizations to honor Hispanic Cultural Heritage Month. Supported by our regular partners, the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, the Latin American studies program, the Spanish Club, and the University’s student cultural organization, the Hispanic Society, Falvey sponsors intellectual events, social occasions, and cultural displays in the Library at the heart of Villanova University’s campus. Hispanic Cultural Heritage Month runs annually from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.
For this week’s Dig Deeper post we welcome Sue Ottignon, the library’s research support librarian for languages and literatures, who has prepared several links to supplement Wednesday’s lecture.
To find more information about Juan Ramón Jiménez, look for the Biography section of the Romance Languages and Literatures subject guide and search the database Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online (Gale), where you’ll find authoritative biographical and critical essays on Jiménez.
Each essay provides a list of the author’s works as well as references to other sources about the author.
If you are looking for criticism on Jiménez’s influence or on his works, try searching the databases found in the Articles section of the subject guide. One of the many databases available is MLA International Bibliography (ProQuest). This database provides criticism in a variety of source types like peer-reviewed articles, books, book chapters and dissertations, and can be limited by language, too. Discover what the critics say about his famous works by performing a subject search on Jiménez.
Also, while you are searching the catalog, don’t forget to check for books by Dr. Mercedes Juliá about Juan Ramón Jiménez!
Article by Corey Waite Arnold, writer and intern on the Communication and Service Promotion team. He is currently pursuing an MA in English at Villanova University.
Research links provided by Susan Ottignon, research support librarian and liaison, Romance Languages and Literatures. She is also the Good Places to Start librarian!