Spanish at Kenyon offers three types of major: Spanish Literature, Spanish Area Studies, and Modem Languages (the latter combines Spanish with one of the other six languages offered in the department). The majority of courses requiring library support are in Spanish and Latin American literature from the 18th Century to the present. Related areas such as contemporary Spanish and Latin American civilization, Spanish and Latin American film, and literary criticism and history are also covered in our advanced courses.
GENERAL SUBJECT BOUNDARIES
The most intensive collection development is of major Spanish and Latin American literary texts and major Spanish and Latin American films. We also acquire secondary works on Spanish and Latin American literature, literary theory, and film criticism, all of which may be in English or Spanish. Related areas of special interest to our faculty and students include history; gender, cultural, post-colonial, and queer studies; linguistics; language acquisition
TYPES OF MATERIALS COLLECTED
Our collection consists primarily of monographs dating back to the nineteenth century, as well as a selection of periodicals, including both journals and newspapers. Major encyclopedias, dictionaries, periodical indexes and bibliographies complement our collection.
FORMAT OF MATERIALS COLLECTED
Printed books, for the circulating collection and for the reference collection, continue to be by far our major area of collection development. We also acquire Spanish language feature films and documentaries, on VHS and DVD. Electronic resources, including books, journals, and databases, are an area of interest as well.
Literary works in Spanish are the backbone of our collection. We also acquire English translations of major works, especially poetry. Secondary works and criticism can be either in English or Spanish.
Spain and Latin America (Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, and Southern Cone).
For Spain, 16th Century to the present, with some selected coverage extending back to the medieval period. For Latin America, 18th Century to the present. We acquire contemporary works on a more limited basis, using as a guideline the importance of the author on the Spanish literary scene and interest received from contemporary American criticism.
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS AND MANUSCRIPTS
Holdings include: some editions of Spanish and Latin American authors in Spanish or English translation, as well as some 18th century Spanish language works.
OTHER RESOURCES AVAILABLE
CONSORT and OhioLINK increase our access to less commonly-used materials. Students and faculty also make use of ILL for their research.
CREATION DATE AND REVISION HISTORY
Created January 2008 by Karen Greever, in consulation with the Spanish faculty.