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French Studies

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


 FREN-2384 (3) Avant-Garde French Literature (3 hrs Lecture) This course explores representative works by major French writers (novelists, poets and playwrights such as Gide, Breton and Ionesco) from the beginning of the 20th century to the 1950s. The main trends and movements studied include la Belle Époque, Dada, surrealism, and the theatre of the absurd.

Browsing the Shelves for Works of Key Authors

Breton, André - PQ 2603 R35

Gide, André - PQ 2613 I2

Ionesco, Eugène - PQ 2617 O6


Key Subject Headings


The above links provide default subject heading searches in WorldCat Discovery relevant to several topics in your course. Apply facets (left hand side of page) for location (e.g. University of Winnipeg Library), for format (e.g. Book or Print Book), and/or for Language (e.g. French) to refocus your search results.


Sources de référence générales

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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