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French Studies

This Guide provides a starting point for materials on French Studies.

About FREN-2180

FREN-2180 (3) Introduction to French Literature (3 hrs Lecture) This course gives students the foundational skills required to read and write in French about literature. Students are introduced to the terms and tools of analysis necessary for a critical reading of modern literary texts which are drawn from different genres and a variety of areas of the francophone world, such as Canada, France, Africa and the Caribbean.

Sélection des vedettes-matières de la Bibliothèque du Congrès pour trouver des sources de référence

Library of Congress Subject Headings (or keywords you may want to consider) for finding Reference sources:

Authors, French -- Biography -- Dictionaries -- French.

French Canadian literature – dictionary

French-Canadian literature -- History and criticism -- Bibliography.

French literature -- Bio-bibliography -- Dictionaries -- French.

French literature -- Bio-bibliography.

French Literature -- Dictionaries

French literature -- Dictionaries -- English.

French literature -- Dictionaries -- French.

French literature -- Foreign countries -- Dictionaries -- English.

French literature -- Foreign countries -- Dictionaries -- French.

sources de référence de vocabulaire de critique littéraire

dictionnaires d'auteurs et d'œuvres françaises

Using literary databases and special features for finding additional criticism

Use MLA International Bibliography (ProQuest) to look up literary criticisms about an author. For example, enter "Le Clézio" in the search field and select "Author as subject - SAU" in the adjacent drop down. You can also repeat the search, and add "French" under Language of publication, if you want to see only articles written in French.

You may want to look at Erudit and other French-oriented resource databases to find additional scholarly and peer-reviewed scholarly criticisms and supporting resources, and use similar, specialized features when available.


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