Thanks for signing up for this workshop. We are looking forward to spending some time with you on Zoom! Here are some preliminary readings, web pages to peruse, and a 28-minute video —originally produced for our professional-development work with teachers— to help you prepare for the workshop.
- Cary Nelson, “Art in Flames: The Spanish Civil War Poster.” Shouts from the Wall: Posters and Photographs Brought Home from the Spanish Civil War by American Volunteers. University of Illinois Press, 1996, pp. 15-26.
- Jordana Mendelson, “Beautiful Contradictions: News Pictures and Modern Magazines.” Getting the Picture: The Visual Culture of the News. Bloomsbury, 2015, ed. Jason E. Hill and Vanessa R. Schwartz, pp. 154-60.
- Sebastiaan Faber, “Memory as Montage.” Memory Battles of the Spanish Civil War: History, Fiction, Photography. Vanderbilt UP, 2018, pp. 11-32.
- The Spanish Civil War and the Visual Media (28-minute video originally prepared for ALBA’s teacher workshops), on YouTube
Websites to peruse:
Optional additional readings:
- (In Spanish:) María Ruipérez, “Renau-Fontseré: Los carteles de la guerra civil.” Tiempo de historia. Año V, n. 49 (1 dic. 1978), pp. 10-25.
- Jordana Mendelson, “Propaganda Laboratories: Artists and Magazines during the Spanish Civil War.” Magazines and War, 1936-39. Madrid: Reina Sofía, 2007, pp. 340-83.
This two-part PowerPoint contains pairs of poster images from the Republican and Nationalist side:
Online Spanish Civil War poster collections:
- ALBA Collection at Tamiment Library, NYU: http://dlib.nyu.edu/findingaids/html/tamwag/alba_graphics_001/
- The Visual Front: Spanish Republican Posters, UC San Diego: http://libraries.ucsd.edu/speccoll/visfront/
- Spanish Republican Posters (page archived on Web Archive): https://web.archive.org/web/20170424172257/http://www.elgrancapitan.org/portal/index.php/articulos/guerra-civil-espanola/carteles-de-la-guerra-civil/bando-republicano
- Wikimedia Commons page on Spanish Civil War posters: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Spanish_Civil_War_posters
- Nationalist Posters (page archived on Web Archive): https://web.archive.org/web/20170424063707/http://www.elgrancapitan.org/portal/index.php/articulos/guerra-civil-espanola/carteles-de-la-guerra-civil/bando-nacional
- Nationalist Posters (page archived on Web Archive): https://web.archive.org/web/20140601133536/http://algargoshistoria.lacoctelera.net/post/2014/03/04/carteles-y-propaganda-el-bando-nacional-guerra-civil-espa
- Library of Congress (USA): Spanish Civil War Posters: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/spcw/ (part of the collection of Visual Materials Relating to the Spanish Civil War: http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/coll/spanish-civil-war-visual-materials.html)
- Centre d’Estudis Llibertaris Federica Montseny: CNT-FAI (anarchist) posters (in Spanish)
- Imperial War Museum: Posters
- Memòria Digital de Catalunya: posters, profiled, in English, on Europeana
- University of Catalonia: Republican posters, most from the civil war period (in Spanish)
- SCW posters (from Brandeis University) at Europeana, the EU-wide digital archive
- SCW posters at the International Institute for Social History in Amsterdam