French Language and Literature

Resources, both online and elsewhere, for the French language and literature.

Use all of these Strategies

  
  • Books, articles, reference sources, stuff on the web - it's all good.
  • Read on to learn more about solid literary research.
   

Find Books on Novels, Poems, etc.

Find Articles on Literary Works

Search these reference collections

 

  • For many authors there will be a volume in Cambridge Companions. Or cross search the entire archive.
    • These volumes often discuss an individual work.
  • Oxford Scholarship Online is another cross-searchable database.
  • LION has good basic information on writers and their works.
    • The e-texts portion of LION is English-language works.
    • But the criticism and reference components treat writers of many nationalities.
  • Search the library catalog for handbooks (sometimes called  an Encyclopedia, or Dictionary). These volumes often discuss an individual work.
  • Another possiblity is the MLA series "Approaches to teaching".