SPANISH 135W: Illustrated Spanish Literature

Librarian for Romance Language Collections

  • Claude H. Potts
  • Title page of manuscript codex, with starting date of transcription, 4 August 1590; woodcut of a knight and a lady. University of California, Berkeley, Bancroft Library  BANC MS UCB 118

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About this Guide

This course research guide is designed to support Spanish 135W.2 - a writing-intensive course for Spanish majors only. The theme of this section is illustrated 19th and 20th-century literature in Spain which will begin with Galdós, who believed his Episodios Nacionales (1873-1879) were finally “complete” when the second edition was published with the addition of approximately sixty illustrations per novel, penned by fourteen different artists. Students will be expected to read fifty to seventy-five pages a week of different illustrated works by authors, who, like Galdós, were exploring ways of increasing their expressive possibilities through an “alliance” with the visual medium of drawing, ultimately upstaged by its trendier technological cousins, film and photography.

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Selected resources

La lámpara maravillosa: ejercicios espiritvales de Don Ramón del Valle-Inclán (1922)

Listed below are a few sources and other starting points for researching illustrated Spanish literature from the 19th and 20th centuries. While locating illustrated editions of novels or short stories is not easy, one strategy is to use WorldCat (via Melvyl, WorldCat.org, or WorldCat on FirstSearch) and search by a work or author name with the truncated term "ilustra*." You could also employ the same technique in the HathiTrust Digital Library.

Another approach is to research an illustrator. e.g.) Luis Bagaría, Antonio Carnicero, Arturo Mélida y Alinari, Apelles Mestres i Oñós, Eusebi Planas, etc.


 


Al margen de la ilustración: cultura popular, arte y literatura en la España del siglo XVIII / redacción Javier Huerta Calvo, Emilio Palacios Fernández. Amsterdam; Atlanta: Rodopi, 1998. Main Stacks PQ6157 .C87 1994


Bagaría en El Sol: política y humor en la crisis de la Restauración: colecciones Mapfre / [catálogo dirección, Antonio Elorza, Luis Miguel García Mora]. Madrid: Fundación Mapfre, c2007. Main Stacks NC1639.B34 A4 2007 See also La araña by Ramón Pérez de Ayala: http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011156957


Carlos Sáenz de Tejada / Santiago Arcediano, José Antonio García Díez. [Spain]: Fundación Caja de Ahorros de Vitoria y Alava, [1993]. Main Stacks NC285.Z9 S24 1993


Dibujos españoles en la Hispanic Society of America: del siglo de Oro a Goya / Priscilla Muller; edición a cargo de José Manuel Matilla. Madrid: Museo Nacional de Prado, c2006. Main Stacks NC285 .D52 2006


*Diccionario biográfico de ilustradores españoles del siglo XIX / Pedro Casado Cimiano. Madrid: Ollero y Ramos, c2006. Art History/Classics Reference NC987 .C368 2006 - Includes two excellent bibliographies for obras and revistas ilustradas Read at Google Read at Google


Escrito está: poesía experimental en España, [1963-1984] / textos de José María de Francisco, Laura López Fernández, Fernando Millán. Álava: Artium, 2009. Main Stacks PQ6097.E94 E73 2009


Eusebi Planas (1833-1897): illustrador de la Barcelona vuitcentista / Pila Vélez ; pròleg de Josep M. Cadena. Barcelona: Curial edicions Catalanes: Abadía de Montserrat, 1999. Main Stacks NC987.5.P53 V45 1999


Historia de la edición en España, 1836-1936 / Jesús A. Martínez Martín, dir. Madrid: Marcial Pons, Ediciones de Historia, 2001. Main Stacks Z412 .H58 2001


La literatura española del siglo XIX y las artes: (Barcelona, 19-22 de Octubre de 2005) : Sociedad de Literatura Española del Siglo XIX, IV Coloquio / edición de J.-F. Botrel ... [et al.]. Barcelona: Universitat de Barcelona: Promociones y Publicaciones Universitarias, 2008. Main Stacks PQ6072 .S634 2005


*Literatura ilustrada decimonónica: 57 perspectivas / Borja Rodríguez Gutierrez, Raquel Gutiérrez Sebastián (Eds.). Santander: PUbliCan, Ediciones de la Universidad de Cantabria : Instituto Cántabro de Estudios Literarios 19 (ICEL 19), 2011. UCB copy still in process but UCSC and Stanford copies can be borrowed.


La ilustración gráfica del XIX en España / Valeriano Bozal. Madrid: A. Corazón, c1979. Main Stacks NC1635 .B69


Leer el Quijote en imágenes: hacia una teoría de los modelos iconográficos / José Manuel Lucía Megías. Madrid: Calambur Editorial, 2006. Main Stacks PQ6353 .L78 2006


La novela en España (siglos XIX-XX): coloquio internacional celebrado en la Casa de Velázquez (17-19 de abril de 1995) / actas reunidas y presentadas por Paul Aubert. Madrid: Casa de Velázquez, 2001. Main Stacks PQ6144 .N633 2001


*Revistas de la vanguardia española / Rafael Osuna. Sevilla: Renacimiento, c2005. Main Stacks PQ6073.E94 O78 2005


*Revistas literarias españolas del siglo XX (1919-1975) / Manuel J. Ramos Ortega, edición y coordinación general; José María Barrera López et al., coordinadores de capítulos. Madrid: Ollero y Ramos, 2005. Doe Reference PQ6072.R448 2005 v.1-3


Vision and the visual arts in Galdos: a study of the novels and newspaper articles / Peter A. Bly. Liverpool: Cairns, 1986. Main Stacks PQ6555.Z5 B551 1986

The Bancroft Library

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Some Bancroft materials are available online via Calisphere, which includes primary sources from many California libraries and museums.

Before you go:

1.  Be prepared! Read secondary sources and know something about your topic.

2.  Search OskiCat so you can bring call numbers with you. Use the Entire Collection pull-down menu in OskiCat to limit your search to the Bancroft Library only. (Remember that there are primary sources in many other campus libraries as well.)

3.  Learn about the Bancroft's policies: read about Access (bring a quarter for lockers) and Registration (bring two pieces of ID).  You may want to read about the new camera policy ($10/day, no flash) or about getting photocopies.

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Article Indexes and Databases

Listed below is a broad selection of article indexes recommended for research in Spanish and Portuguese. For additional resources, please consult the Library's Electronic Resource Finder.

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Print

Diccionario de periódicos diarios españoles del siglo XX / Antonio López de Zuazo Algar. Madrid: Editorial Fragua, 2008.
Doe Reference PN5314 .L66 2008

Historical Periodicals Directory / Eric H. Boehm, Barbara H. Pope, and Marie S. Ensign, editors. Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, 1981-c1986.
Main Stacks D20 .H53 v.1-5

Revistas literarias españolas del siglo XX (1919-1975) / Manuel J. Ramos Ortega, edición y coordinación general; José María Barrera López et al., coordinadores de capítulos. Madrid: Ollero y Ramos, 2005.
Doe Reference PQ6072.R448 2005 v.1-3

Library Databases

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Literary journals and other illustrated periodicals

Here's a selection of journals and other illustrated periodicals in Berkeley's collection. For other titles of interest, please consult Diccionario biográfico de ilustradores españoles del siglo XIX, Revistas de la vanguardia española, or Revistas literarias españolas del siglo XX (1919-1975).


Arte y letras: revista ilustrada. Barcelona: E. Domenech y C., 1882-1883. Bancroft fff AP60 .A724 no.1-15


L'Avenç. Barcelona, 1881-1884. Bound any 2:16(July 1883)-2:[35](June 1884); 2.epoca, any 3(1891)-any 4(1892). Bancroft AP95.C3 A8


Blanco y negro. Madrid: Prensa Española [etc.], 1891-1936. f AP60 .B6, most shelved in NRLF; Pre-1923 online via HathiTrust: http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000060066


Café con gotas [facsimile] / Grupo de Investigación Valle-Inclán. f AP111 .C34 1999 Main Stacks f AP111 .C34 1999


La Flaca. Barcelona: Juan Vazquez, 1869-1873. Bancroft f AP95.C3 F55 Bound 1(Mar 1869)-100(Sept 3, 1871); 2:38(Nov 7, 1872)-2:84(Oct 4, 1873) Bound with La Carcajada, v. 1-2.


Gedeón. Madrid, [s.n., 1895-1912] Main Stacks fAP111 .G4 Bound no.1(ãno 1, Nov 14, 1895)-293, 295-394, 396-417, 419-427, 429, 432-498, 501-573, 575-797, 802-815, 818-825, 827-860(ãno 18, 1912), some in NRLF


Gil Blas. Madrid. Main Stacks f AP111 .G5 Nov 1864(1)-June 1866(3), Jan 1872-Sept 1872(9)


Grecia: revista de literatura [facsimile] Málaga, Spain: Centro Cultural de la Generación del 27, 1998. Main Stacks Q6174 .G74 BOUND 1(Oct 12, 1918)-50(Nov 1, 1920)/


La ilustración española y americana. Madrid: [s.n., 1869-1921]. Click title for microfilm and print holdings; online via HathiTrust: http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000554227


Semanario pintoresco español. Lectura de las familias. Enciclopedia popular. Madrid, 1(Apr 1836)-22(1857). Main Stacks/NRLF AP60 .S44; online via HathiTrust: http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000526203

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Digital Collections in Spanish and Portuguese

E-book and e-journal collections, full-text online databases, and other digitized or born digital corpa in Spanish and Portuguese are listed below. Consult Article Databases and Indexes under the Research Tools tab to discover articles available in both print and electronic formats.

Finding E-booksSpanish and Portuguese Electronic Text Collections

Finding E-books

The Library offers over 130 e-book and text collections in specific subject areas. Many of these e-books also available through OskiCat and Melvyl. You can limit your search in OskiCat to "Available online," and in Melvyl to "Online resources."

University of California E-book Projects

HathiTrust
Pronounced "hah-tee", this cooperative system contains millions of books scanned from UC and other major research libraries, including those digitized by Google and the Internet Archive. Search on information about the book (such as author or title), or words in the text. Full text is available for items that are not protected by copyright. Items in the HathiTrust catalog can be grouped into collections and shared online. For details, see the FAQ page.

Google Book Search
Books on many subjects, including titles from the UC libraries, digitized in partnership with Google. Full text can be displayed only if the book is out of copyright (generally, published before 1923) or if the copyright holder has given permission.

Internet Archive: Text Archive
Several hundred thousand books in the public domain, from the Open Content Alliance (OCA). Includes many books from our collections.

UC Press E-Books Collection, 1982-2004
1,400 titles on a wide range of subjects from the University of California Press. Includes about 30% of UC Press books, both in and out of print. Books can be viewed but not downloaded.

Spanish and Portuguese Electronic Text Collections

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Library Databases

Selected Web Sites

La salvación de Madrid y de España está en el Frente Popula


Archivo de carteles ( Fundación Pablo Iglesias)


Jean-François Botrel


Carteles de la Guerra Civil


Catálogo de Carteles de la Guerra Civil (Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte)


La ilustración como componente semiótico-discursivo de la novela corta (1900-1925). Análisis sociológico, artístico y literario.


"Reading Galdós Illustrated: The Riddle of the Sphinx in La corte de Carlos IV," by Stephen Miller in Romance Quarterly 52: 22 (2005).


Técnicas de grabado y estampación (I & II) - Two blog posts from the Biblioteca Nacional de España explaining basic techniques of engraving and printing.

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