Philosophy, Media & the Arts

This page contains the following sections:

  1. Art and music
  2. European literature
  3. Film & media studies
  4. Philosophy and aesthetics

1. Art and Music

Grove Music Online covers a broad range of music. It includes The Oxford Dictionary of Music and The Oxford Companion to Music.

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

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


2. European Literature

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

France, Peter. The Oxford Guide to Literature in Translation. Oxford University Press, 2000. A good place to begin if you want to find the best editions of works translated into English.

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

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

The Literary Encyclopedia. Online database.

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


3. Film & Media Studies

Grant, Barry Keith, ed. Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film. Schirmer Reference, 2007.

Oxford Reference. Includes:

  • A Dictionary of Film Studies,
  • A Dictionary of Journalism
  • A Dictionary of Media and Communication

4. Philosophy & Aesthetics

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

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

Oxford Reference. Includes the following:

  • A Dictionary of Logic
  • The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (4 vols)
  • The Oxford Companion to Philosophy

Oxford Handbooks Online: Includes a broad range of philosophy handbooks including:

  • The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics
  • The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Literature
  • The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Language

*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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