Spanish M.A. Reading List (Literature)

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About this page

The purpose of this page is to help graduate-level students in Spanish at the University of Mississippi locate the texts on the Spanish MA (Literature Track) Reading List, as provided by the Graduate Program Coordinator (GPC). 

Many, but not all, of the materials on the list are freely available ONLINE, via Google Drive, with access provided to authorized students by the GPC. Those materials are indicated for each century's list.  

Some, but not all, of the materials on the list are available through UM Libraries. Call numbers are provided below, with links to the Library Catalog to show their status (available, checked out, etc.) . Please notify Access Services, downstairs at the main desk, if something is not where it should be.

Cover art may vary from what is represented in this guide, as UM Libraries does not keep dust jackets for hardcover books. As editions change, so do covers.

Literary Call Numbers

While seemingly arbitrary, the Library of Congress Classification System -- used in most American academic libraries -- provides structure for finding different types of resources. In literary studies, the call number reflects 1) the language and nationality of the author, 2) the era in which s/he wrote, 3) the type of publication, and 4) whether the work is a translation. 

Example: Cien años de soledad / Gabriel García Márquez. PQ8180.17.A73 C5 1968

PQ8180.17.A73 -- this is the root of the call number. P = Language and Literature > PQ = Romance Languages > PQ 6001-8929 = Spanish-Language Literature > PQ7081--8560 Literature from Spanish America. Drilling down into this number, we see that he is a 20th century Chilean writers whose last name starts with G. The ".A73" represents the next 3 letters in "Garcia". 

C5 1968 -- this is called the cutter, named for a man named Cutter, and refers to the title associated with the author. "C" for "Cien", and "5" to represent "i". Sometimes there will be multiple numbers, each reflecting the next letter in the title, using a standardized guide. The year, 1968, is based on the edition. In our collection, there are editions of this title from 1968, 1971, 1972, etc.