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  • Posted by: Daniella Snyder
  • Posted Date: September 11, 2018
  • Filed Under: Library News

Welcome to the New Resource Roundup, a series dedicated to highlighting Falvey’s new databases and acquisitions that help make you an excellent researcher, student, and citizen!

Follow the links below to start your research today.


Autobiographical Writing by Early Modern Hispanic Women 

Source: Amazon.

by Elizabeth Teresa Howe

Howe is a professor of Spanish at Tufts University. This is her third and most recent book, published in 2015.

Howe’s book focuses on the contributions of women writers to the study of Spanish autobiography during the early modern period.

According to Alison P. Weber of the University of Virginia, “Autobiographical Writing by Early Modern Hispanic Women represents an excellent synthesis of theoretical work on autobiography as genre, and brings together previous studies on female life-writing Spain and the New World with new insights.”




Electronic Enlightenment (Oxford University Press)

Electronic Enlightenment provides access to the web of correspondence between the greatest thinkers and writers of the eighteenth century. Coverage includes letters and documents, manuscripts, early printed editions, scholarly annotations, and links to biographies, dictionaries, encyclopedias, newspapers, and other online resources.

The database translates many of the letters and documents from their original language into English, and the database offers a unique way to refine search results. The results can be filtered by date of correspondence, geographic location, or even by word included in the document.



Alternative Communities in Hispanic Literature & Culture

by Javier González and Luis H. Castañeda

Source: Amazon.

Luis H. Castañeda is an assistant professor of Spanish at Middlebury College. He has devoted his research to the fictional representation of authorship in Spanish American and Spanish literature. Javier González is an assistant professor of Spanish at California State University-Channel Islands. His research explores the intersections of rock music, literature, and counter-cultural identity in 20th century Latin America.

This book studies the fictional representation of circles of artists and intellectuals, youth gangs, musical bands, packs of marginal urban dwellers, groups of immigrants, and other diverse associations that share the common trait of being small and subversive collectives, perhaps akin to secret societies plotting to take control of society.

This book is the first systematic approach to Hispanic alternative communities. It was published in 2016.






Godey’s Lady’s Book (Accessible Archives)

Source: Wikipedia.

Godey’s Lady’s Book was a prolific American women’s magazine that was run by a Philadelphia resident, Louis Antoine Godey. It was the most widely circulated magazine during the pre-Civil War period.

This magazine was designed to entertain and educate women, which was a progressive idea for the 19th century. In 1836, a woman named Sarah Hale took over as editor of the magazine. Through her writings, she urged woman to demand equal power to men. The magazine flourished under her leadership.

This magazine is still considered one of the most important resources of 19th century life and culture.

This archive offers full-text access to the entire run of the magazine from 1830 to 1898.





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