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French & Francophone Studies Resources: Reference Books

A guide to resources in French & Francophone language, literature, and culture.

A Selection of Dictionaries

Collins French Dictionary and Grammar, 7th ed.,2014 (online)

The Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary, 4th ed., 2007
Swem Library Reference, 1st fl., PC2640 .O83 2007

Harrap's French and English College Dictionary, 8th ed., 2006
Swem Library Reference, 1st fl., PC2640 .H2725 2006

Le larousse de poche, 2004, Dictionaire de la langue française et de la culture essentielle
​Swem Library Stacks, 3rd fl., PC2625 .L3455 2003

DVLF: Dictionaire Vivant de la Langue Française (from ARTFL, online)
Experimental dictionary from the ARTFL project. Includes results from a number of traditional dictionary resources but also allows user definitions and feedback.

Dictionaires d'autrefois (from ARTFL, online)
Use the search box below to simultaneously query Jean Nicot's Thresor de la langue française (1606), Jean-François Féraud's Dictionaire critique de la langue française (1787-1788), Émile Littré's Dictionnaire de la langue française (1872-1877) and the Dictionnaire de L'Académie française 1st (1694), 4th (1762), 5th (1798), 6th (1835), and 8th (1932-5) editions.

 

Handbooks & Guides

Guide to French Literature  /  Anthony Levi, 1992
Swem Library Reference (non-circulating), 1st fl., PQ226 .L48 1992
Swem Library Stacks, 3rd fl., PQ226 .L48 1992

A Guide to French Literature: from Early Modern to Postmodern / Jennifer Birkett & James Kearns, 1997 
Swem Library Stacks, 3rd fl., PQ305 .B524 1997

Rencontres avec la poésie : un guide pratique pour la lecture et l'analyse du poème / Catherine M. Grisé, 2002 (online)

Guide to French Poetry Explication / Kathleen Coleman, 1993
Swem Library Reference (non-circulating), 1st fl., PQ401 .C65 1993

The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French / ed. Peter France, 1995
Swem Library Reference (non-circulating), 1st fl., PQ41 .N49 1995

The Columbia History of Twentieth-century French Thought /  ed. Lawrence D. Kritzman, 2006
Swem Library Stacks, 2nd fl. DC33.7 .C575 2006