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Introduction to French Literature

Where to Find French Literature & Criticism in the Library

French-language literature and translations into English, as well as criticism, analysis, etc. of French literature, is all located in the same general area, in the call numbers PQ1 - PQ3999. You can locate more specific topics in the call number ranges below:

  • PQ1 - PQ771 - French Literature: History and Criticism
    • PQ1 - PQ50 - General
    • PQ151 - PQ221 - Medieval, Old French
    • PQ226 - PQ310 - Modern
    • PQ400 - PQ491 - Poetry
    • PQ500 - PQ591 - Drama
    • PQ601 - PQ771 - Prose and prose fiction
  • PQ845 - French Juvenile Literature
  • PQ1100 - PQ1297 - Collections of French Literature
  • PQ1300 - PQ1595 - Old French Literature, to circa. 1500/1550
  • PQ1600 - PQ2726 - Modern French Literature
    • PQ1600 - PQ1709 - 16th century
    • PQ1710 - PQ1935 - 17th century
    • PQ1947 - PQ2147 - 18th century
    • PQ2149 - PQ2551 - 19th century
    • PQ2600 - PQ2651 - 1900-1960
    • PQ2660 - PQ2686 - 1961-2000
    • PQ2700 - PQ2726 - 2001-
  • PQ3800 - PQ3999 - French Literature: Provincial, Local, Colonial, Etc.

Search Literary Criticism and Analysis Online

You can search for and read thousands of journal articles, literary criticism essays, and information about authors and literature in these databases. Off-campus users will be asked to login with their SHSU username and password.

 

Biographical Information on Writers

In addition to the various print volumes below, you can also access the Dictionary of Literary Biography online from the SHSU Library.

 

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