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French Studies

Provides annotated links to scholarly resources of particular interest to students & faculty researching at U.Va.


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     Research Guide for French Studies at U.Va.


Vue intérieure de la nouvelle salle projetée pour l'agrandissement de la bibliothèque du Roi 1788. From Wikimedia Commons.
UVA Department of French MA/PhD Reading List 
Resources prepared as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic
during summer and Fall 2020
(June 2020)

UVA libraries fully support the French Studies at the University of Virginia. The study of French at the University of Virginia cultivates an expansive and critical engagement with the French-speaking world of all periods, from the middle Ages to the twenty-first century.

French Studies at UVA also emphasize its intersections with a variety of other fields and topics, including history, comparative literature, linguistics, philosophy, psychoanalysis, gender and sexuality studies, visual arts and film, music, popular culture, Canadian studies, Francophone studies, and politics.
The goal of this guide is to direct you to the best resources for the study of French Studies at UVA. The guide includes reference works, monographs, journal articles, databases owned or licensed by the library, and academic open sources available to UVA. Please select any tab from the left menu to expand your search.

If you have questions, or suggestions, please email:
Miguel A. Valladares Llata (