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Francophone Studies and Literature: Reference Sources

Reference Sources

Reference books provide general background information about a topic, an author and his works.  They usually indentify additional sources for further research.  They are a good place to start your research.

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Dictionnaire des Oeuvres Litteraires de Langue Francaise - J. P. de Beaumarchais (Editor); D. Couty (Editor)

Location:  OWU Beeghly Reference
Call Number:
PQ41 .B4 1994

Understanding Citations

Baker, Charlotte. "French Studies: African and Maghreb Literature." The Year's Work in Modern Language Studies 72 (2012): 176-9. Web.

Kaiser, Birgit Mara. "The Singularities of Postcolonial Literature: Preindividual (Hi)Stories in Mohammed Dib's 'Northern Trilogy'." Postcolonial Literatures and Deleuze: Colonial Pasts, Differential Futures. Eds. Lorna Burns and Birgit M. Kaiser. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. 123-144. Web.

Maerhofer, John W. "Algeria "Revisited": Imperialism, Resistance, and the Dialectic of Violence in Mohammed Dib's "the Savage Night."." College Literature 37.1 (2010): 204-21. Web.

Page, James A., and Jae Min Roh. Selected Black American, African, and Caribbean Authors : A Bio-Bibliography. Littleton, Colo.: Libraries Unlimited, 1985. Print.

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Year's Work in Modern Language Studies

Published annually by Modern Humanities Research Association, it includes long essays summarizing the year's scholarship in each modern language, including Francophone literature.