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French Field Examination - Research Guide: 20th Century (includes Francophone Studies)

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

Searching for 20th Century and Francophone Literature e-Books in our USC collection.

To access online books in our collection,  please use the same procedures, as described in the preceding page. Subject terms to use here are:

     French literature  - twentieth century

     Literature francophone


Cambridge Core - (Chapters in Books) 20th Century

General Studies

Grand Dictionnaire universel du 19e siècle. - Full Text downlodable from Gallica. Important French encyclopedia published from 1865-1890. Combines features of a dictionary and encyclopedia, with a substantial number of entries on literature and biography.

Cambridge Core - (Chapters in Books) Francophone Litterature

Please Note:  The following authors are not in Cambridge Core:  Léon-Gontran Damas; René Depestre; Linda Lê; René Maran; Schwartz-Bart; Ousmane Sembene;  Chantal T. Spitz; Marie Vieux-Chauvet. 

General Studies

Internet Resources

Littératures du Maghreb (LIMAG) - Informations sur les littératures du Maghreb: Des initiations à la littérature maghrébine: Des présentations d'ensemble par pays ou par auteurs; Des dossiers d'écrivains ; Des dossiers pédagogiques

Qu'est-ce que la Francophonie?  (Section in L'aménagement linguistique et les langues dans le monde by Jacques Leclerc.)