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French Field Examination - Research Guide

This guide provides you with information and links in support of the French Field Examination

Internet Databases

Medieval and Renaissance Web (at WESS) -  Provides access to scholarly resources for Western Middle Ages and the Renaissance.   


Joachim du Bellay

Defense et Illustration de la Langue Francaise (Library of Congress World Digital Library)-  Access to  Downloadable text dated 1549.

Defense et Illustration de la Langue Francaise  - Full text in modern French - from Internet source: Joachim Du Bellay, La défense et illustration de la langue française, Paris, Nelson, 1936 [complété par l'édition Louis Humbert chez Garnier].


Louise Labe

Louise Labe. Sonnets of Louise Labe. Transl. by Alata Lind Cook. Cook, Alta Lind. Toronto : University of Toronto Press2017. Bilingual edition: printed beside the text of the 1556 edition, the translations of the sonnets by Alta Lind Cook follow closely the original version. Available online.

Oxford Bibliographies - Louise Labe. A comprehensive coverage of Labe's works, including her poetry and her prose, French editions and translated editions, early modern european women writers, and Petrarchism and women's lyrics.



Oxford Bibliographies Online