Philosophy, Media & the Arts

This page contains the following sections:

  1. Art and art history;
  2. European literature;
  3. Film & media studies;
  4. Music;
  5. Philosophy and aesthetics.

1. ART & ART HISTORY

Oxford Art Online. Covers art-related theory and history. Includes Grove Art Online.


2. EUROPEAN LITERATURE

France, Peter ed. The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1995.

Garland, Henry B, and Mary Garland eds. The Oxford Companion to German Literature. 3rd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997.

Hainsworth, Peter, and David Robey eds. The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.

The Literary Encyclopedia. Online database.

Ward, Philip ed. The Oxford Companion to Spanish Literature. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1978.


3. FILM & MEDIA STUDIES

Grant, Barry Keith, ed. Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film. New York: Schirmer Reference, 2007. Available through the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Oxford Art Online. Includes A Dictionary of Film Studies, A Dictionary of Journalism and A Dictionary of Media and Communication.


4. MUSIC

Grove Music Online covers a broad range of music including classical music, jazz, opera and popular music. It includes The Oxford Dictionary of Music and The Oxford Companion to Music.

Oxford Handbooks Online: Includes a broad range of musical topics such as computer music, film music, dance and theatre, and musicals.


5. PHILOSOPHY & AESTHETICS

Robert Audi ed. Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy. 2nd ed. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1999. Ebook in the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Edward Craig ed., The Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy. 12 vols. London: Routledge, 1998.

Ted Honderich ed., The Oxford Companion to Philosophy, 2nd ed. in Oxford Reference.

Michael Kelly ed., The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics. 4 vols., 2nd ed. in Oxford Reference.

Oxford Handbooks Online: Includes a broad range of philosophy handbooks including The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics and The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Literature.

*The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.  One of the best freely available resources and as good as any commercial encyclopedia in its field.


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