Hispanic Culture Resources

February 17th, 2014

With the Hispanic Culture Fair this Saturday, February 22, we’d like to highlight a few of the many resources that are available about Hispanic and Latino culture.  Whether you’re writing a paper for a class, preparing a lesson plan, or just personally interested in the subject, there’s information for you.

Scholarly databases like Informe Revistas en Espanol, Latin American Women Writers, Latino Literature: Poetry, Drama, and Fiction, and Sabin Americana, 1500-1926 can satisfy in-depth academic needs.  Prefer books?  We have titles like Comparative cultural studies and Latin America by Sophia McClennen, Sociedad: Guardians of Hispanic Culture along the Rio Grande by José Rivera, Riddle of Cantinflas: Essays on Hispanic Popular Culture by Ilan Stavans, or Invisible Border: Latinos in America by Samuel Roll.  Want multimedia, instead?  Try videos from Alexander Street Press.  And we have plenty of Spanish-language films available for checkout, too.

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For our friends who aren’t IU East students, there are plenty of free resources online, too.  Websites such as Explore Hispanic Culture and Hispanic Culture and Traditions give lots of fun information, while the Library of Congress Hispanic Reading Room or the Smithsonian Latino Center offer a more scholarly view.  And organizations like The Hispanic Society of America and the Amigos Richmond Latino Center have helpful pages to link you to current news or special events.

Interested in learning more about Hispanic culture?  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at iueref@iue.edu!

And please join us on February 22,  noon – 3:00 pm, in the Campus Library in Hayes Hall, to celebrate Hispanic culture with dance, music, games, arts and crafts, and a variety of interactive learning stations. The event is free and children are welcome with an accompanying adult.

Pick up your passport and follow Rufus, the Lobo Rojo, as you travel the world. Play Bingo in Mexico (Lotería), see the Nazca geoglyphs in Peru, join a puppet show, make a flag from a Spanish-speaking country, design your own castanets, learn the Flamenco with Dolka, watch international short films, and dance to a live band!

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