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French Studies

An introduction to UMSL Libraries resources related to French studies.

French Literature heading

The Library holds a combination of English-language commentary about French literature, English translations of French literature, and French-language materials.  You are welcome to search Discover@UMSL for books of interest (see the Finding Books page of this guide).  Or, you may wish to browse the following sections:

French literature - PQ1 - 3999

  • History and criticism - PQ1 - 771
  • Collections - PQ1100 - 1297
  • Modern literature - PQ1600 - 2726
    • 1961 - 2000 - PQ2660 - 2686
    • 2001 onward - PQ2700 - 2726

See below for a short list of database suggestions containing literary criticism and other relevant articles.

We are happy to consider purchase requests from UMSL affiliates for French-language materials!  If you would like to suggest a book, please contact the arts & humanities librarian.