French Studies and Linguistics

The French collection supports teaching, learning and research through the Ph.D. level for French Studies and French Linguistics, as well as the Graduate Portfolios in Romance Linguistics, Romance Studies, and Interdisciplinary European Studies. The Department emphasizes interdisciplinary approaches to French literature, culture and linguistics through affiliated fields such as History, Art History, Philosophy, Linguistics, Psychology, Radio-Television-Film, Medieval Studies, etc.  

The Carlton Lake Collection at the Harry Ransom Center, focusing on French literature, music and art of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, as well as manuscripts, correspondence, books, drawings, prints, photographs, and scores from the medieval period through the twentieth century provide unique support for research.

French is the primary language of the collection. Literary history and other critical works are acquired in the major European languages (French, English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and German). Works on French dialects are acquired selectively, as are English translations of literary texts.

Geographic coverage includes France, Belgium, Switzerland, Africa, Southeast Asia and to a lesser extent Canada. For French literature of the West Indies and South America, see the Latin American Studies policy.

Print is the primary format, though electronic books/databases, and audiovisual material (DVDs, videocassettes and streaming video) are also important for French Studies.

Contact Merry Burlingham, Subject Specialist Librarian

Related collections

Art and Art History
Latin American Studies
Radio, Television, Film

Call Number RangeSubject
AG 25Dictionaries
AZ 650-659History of Scholarship and Learning
CT 34.F8National Biography - France
PC 1-872Romanian
PC 2001-3721French
PQ 1-3999French Literature
Z 144-355Books