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(American & French Research on the Treasury of the French Language) Contains nearly 2000 texts: fiction & non-fiction; mostly 18th-20th century texts, but also includes medieval, renaissance and 17th century texts; novels, verse, journalism, essays, correspondence, and treatises; literary criticism, biology, history, economics, and philosophy. [Most parts of the site are restricted to faculty, staff, and students at subscribing institutions, but some are freely accessible.]
ABU's title list
author list
Le CETE publie des textes rares, inédits ou épuisés.
Bibliothèque Nationale, France. An experimental web site created to give scholars access to digitized holdings of the French National Library. Search engine provides access to over 100,000 fully digitized volumes (full text!) and 300,000 digitized images. Concentration is on the 19th century. Full text available in PDF format.
Contains the full text of the following periodicals:
Annuaire Bulletin de la société de l'histoire de France 1834-1899
Bibliothèque de l'Ecole des Chartes 1839-1899
Bulletin de la Société d'anthropologie de Paris 1859-1919
Journal de la Société des Américanistes 1896-1904
L'Année Sociologique 1896-1912
L'Européen, Journal de Morale et de Philosophie 1838
L'Homme nouveau 1833
L'Organisateur 1829-1831
Le Devenir social 1895-1898
Revue des Deux-Mondes 1829-1900
Revue des Questions historiques 1866-1906
Revue historique 1876-1910
Provides high-quality electronic texts for research and teaching.
Clandestin philosophical manuscripts. From the University of Turin-Vercelli.
Archive of primary sources on the Parisian fairground theaters during the 17th and 18th centuries. By Barry Russell (Society for Theatre Resarch, UK).
Provides free access to any texts that they can legally make publicly available.
This site contains approximately 5000 works (in French) written by Louisiana Creoles of Color as well as by Creoles of European descent during the 19th century. It contains stories, novels, collections of poetry, and drama as well as a selection folktales in Louisiana Creole. Produced by Centenary College of Louisiana.

Secondary & Critical Material

Index to journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books about women, sexuality and gender during the Middle Ages. Also includes links to other medieval women's resources.


From the Milton S. Eisenhower Library -- The Johns Hopkins University.

Literary Theory

Archives of electronic mailing lists on individuals and schools of thought. Also contains links to related sites.

Bakhtin, M. M. (Mikhail Mikhailovich), 1895-1975

Contains database of literature on and about Bakhtin. From Bakhtin Centre, University of Sheffield.

Heidegger, Martin, 1884-1976

Nietzsche, Wilhelm Friedrich, 1844-1900

Bibliographies, book reviews, etc. Edited by Douglas Thomas, University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication.
A year-by-year biography. Malcolm Brown, Dartmouth College.

Biography & Bibliographies

Single Authors

Compiled by Eddie Yeghiayan, this bibliography is part of the the University of California at Irvine Critical Theory Resource. Texts listed are selective and range in date from the 1960's to the present. Works by Cixous are listed by date while works about her are indexed bu author.
There is also a search engine.
Created and maintained by Laurence Carbonneaux.
Offers a detailed bibliography of works by and about Ionesco, a biography, a list of the representations and editions of his plays, and links to other sites. Maintained by Søren Olsen, Brussels.
A list based on the descriptions and sigla of Karl Warnke and Jean Rychner, with additions from Karen Jambeck's dissertation (1980)
By Charles T. Kestermeier, SJ. Note: bibliography only available in PDF format
Created and maintained by Volker Dehs, Zvi Har'El & Jean-Michel Margot, of the Société Jules Verne.

Subject Bibliographies

OULIPO Homepage: OUvroir de LIttérature POtentielle

Literature and Medicine

From New York University. An annotated bibliography of prose, poetry, film, video and art which is being developed as a dynamic, accessible, comprehensive resource in Medical Humanities, for use in health/pre-health and liberal arts settings. Updated every two months. Not uniquely devoted to French literature.

Language & Linguistics

For lists of dictionaries (both contemporary and historical), see the Dictionaries section of the reference resources page.

From the Summer Institute of Linguistics. The focus of this site is the study of minority languages and cultures around the world. Includes information about linguistics, anthropology, translation, literacy, language learning, and computing.

Special Collections & Web Exhibits

Special Collections

Research collection: roman policiers et d'espionnage. BiLiPo, Paris.
From the University of Iowa Libraries.
From the Modern Languages and Linguistics Library -- University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
From the Milton S. Eisenhower Library -- The Johns Hopkins University.

Web Exhibits

Cultural history of France, illuminated by 200 "treasures" from the BNF.
1000 enluminures du Département des Manuscrits. Bibliothèque nationale de France.

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