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Syracuse University Libraries

French Language and Literature: Home

This guide outlines key resources and strategies for searching French language and literature at the Syracuse University Libraries

Classification of Library Resources

French language and literature materials are organized in the following manner:

History and Criticism:

PQ1-150             General

PQ151-221      Medieval

PQ226-307      Modern

PQ400-491      Poetry

PQ500-591      Drama

PQ601-771      Prose and Prose Fiction

PQ781-841      Folk Literature



PQ1101-1141     General

PQ1161-1193     Poetry

PQ1211-1241     Drama

PQ1243-1297     Prose


Old French Literature (to ca. 1500-1550):

PQ1300-1391  Collections


Individual Authors and Works:

PQ1411-1545  1350AD-1400AD

PQ1551-1595  1400AD-ca. 1525AD


Modern Literature Individual Authors:

PQ1600-1709  Sixteenth Century

PQ1710-1935  Seventeenth Century

PQ1947-2147  Eighteenth Century

PQ2149-2551  Nineteenth Century

PQ2600-2651  Twentieth Century

PQ3801-3999  Provincial, Local, Colonial


Other Library Holdings (Dewey Decimal):

840      Literature of Romance Languages

841      French Poetry

842      French Drama

843      French Fiction

844      French Essays

845      French Speeches

846      French Letters

847      French Satire and Humor

848      French Miscellaneous Writings

849      Provençal and Catalan

Recent Acquisitions

Ball, Stephen J., ed. Foucault and Education: Putting Theory to Work. New York, NY: Routledge, 2018. (LB880.F682 F68 2018)

Bandia, Paul F., ed. Writing and Translating Francophone Discourse: Africa, the Caribbean, Diaspora. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2014. (PC2498 .W75 2014)

Clearwater, Bonnie. Some Aesthetic Decisions: A Centennial Celebration of Marcel Duchamp's "Fountain". Milan: Skira Editore, 2017. (NB553.D76 A64 2017)

Dauge-Roth, Alexandre. Writing and Filming the Genocide of the Tutsis in Rwanda: Dismembering and Remembering Traumatic History. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2010. (DT450.435 .D38 2010)

Elsner, Anna Magdalena. Mourning and Creativity in Proust. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. (PQ2631.R63 Z5793 2017)

Ernaux, Annie. The Years. Translated by Alison L. Strayer. New York: Seven Stories Press, 2017. (PQ2665.R67 Z4613 2017)

Foerster, Maxime. The Politics of Love: Queer Heterosexuality in Nineteenth-century French Literature. Lebanon: University of New Hampshire, 2018. (PQ293.M39 F64 2018)

Houppermans, Sjef, Nell de Hullu-van Doeselaar, Manet van Montfrans, Annelies Schulte Nordholt, Sabine van Wesemael, eds. Sensations Proustiennes. Boston, MA: Brill Rodopi, 2016. (PQ2631.R63 Z843 2016)

Howard, Joan E. "We Met in Paris": Grace Frick and her life with Marguerite Yourcenar. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2018. (PQ2649.O8 Z713 2018)

Majumdar, Margaret A., ed. Francophone Studies: The Essential Glossary. New York: Distributed in the United States of America by Oxford University Press, 2002. (DC33.7 .F724 2002)

McCormack, Jo. Collective Memory: France and the Algerian War (1954-1962). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2007. (DT295 .M275 2007)

McFadden, Cybelle H., Sandrine F. Teixidor, eds. Francophone Women: Between Visibility and Invisibility. New York: Peter Lang, 2010. (PQ149 .F67 2010)

Munro-Hill, Mary. Claude Duneton, Chroniqueur at Le Figaro. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018. (PQ2664.U476 Z78 2018)

Nobus, Dany. The Law of Desire: On Lacan's 'Kant with Sade'. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. (BF173.L15 N63 2017)

Nunley, Charles A. Robert Desnos and the Play of Popular Culture. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., 2018. (PQ2607.E75 Z826 2018)

O'Donoghue, Samuel. Rewriting Franco's Spain: Marcel Proust and the Dissident Novelists of Memory. Maryland: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., 2018. (PQ6140.C57 O36 2018)

Ohana, David. Albert Camus and the Critique of Violence. Translated by David Maisel. Chicago, IL: Sussex Academic Press, 2017. (PQ2605.A3734 Z8313 2017)

Paterson, Linda M. Singing the Crusades: French and Occitan Lyric Responses to the Crusading Movements, 1137-1336. Rochester, NY: D.S. Brewer, 2018. (PQ155.C86 P38 2018)

Robert the Devil: The First Modern English Translation of Robert le Diable, An Anonymous French Romance of The Thirteenth Century. Translated by Samuel N. Rosenberg. University Park, PA: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2018. (PQ1516.R7 R67 2018)

Salhi, Kamal, ed. Francophone Post-colonial Cultures: Critical Essays. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2003. (PQ3897 .F73 2003)

Sand, George. La Petite Fadette. Translation by Gretchen van Slyke. University Park, PA: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2017. (PQ2411.P4 E5 2017)

Smith, Richard G., David B. Clarke, eds. Jean Baudrillard: The Disappearance of Culture: Uncollected Interviews. Translated by Chris Turner. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press Ltd, 2017. (B2430.B33974 A5 2017)

Stovall, Tyler Edward, Georges Van den Abbeele, eds. French Civilization and Its Discontents: Nationalism, Colonialism, Race. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2003. (DC33 .F777 2003)

Thomson, Richard. Monet & Architecture. London: National Gallery Company, 2018. (ND553.M7 A4 2018)

French Department Link


SURFACE is an online repository of scholarly output from Syracuse University.  Here you can find articles, presentations, and other materials from the French Department.

Faculty Publications

Hope Gliddon book cover

Hope Glidden


Jean Jonassaint book cover

Jean Jonassaint


Amy Wyngaard book cover

Amy Wyngaard