Foreign Languages and Literatures: Spanish
Purpose: To support teaching and research, from undergraduate through master's level, and faculty research. Spanish Literature is also of interest to students and faculty in other Romance literatures, English and American Literature, Comparative Ethnic Studies, and Linguistics. Students of Latin American history also use this collection as well as those in Bilingual-Bicultural Education (Spanish-English).General Collection Guidelines:
- Languages: The primary language is Spanish, with English translations of important texts also acquired. Critical works are purchased in English and Spanish. Dual-language poetry and fiction are purchased when available. Translations into languages other than English, or critical works in languages other than Western European or English, are not normally purchased.
- Chronological Guidelines: From the 12th century to the present day.
- Geographical Guidelines: Primarily Spain, Spanish-speaking Latin America, and the United States.
- Treatment of Subject: Critical works and primary texts are collected. Works on French culture and film are also acquired. Popular works are acquired when relevant. Textbooks are not generally acquired. Works to support translation studies at the graduate level are also purchased.
- Types of Materials: Monographs, journals, reference works. Textbooks are not ordinarily acquired. Electronic and selected audiovisual materials (e.g., language learning media) are acquired.
- Date of Publication: Emphasis is on current publications. Important older materials are acquired in reprint or in microform as funds permit.