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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 the online catalog or Summon 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.