Tag: French Studies

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New book by Dr. Kathrin Yacavone

April 2nd, 2012 at 01:04

Benjamin, Barthes and the Singularity of Photography presents two of the most important intellectual figures of the twentieth century in a new comparative light. Pursuing hitherto unexplored aspects of Benjamin’s and Barthes’s engagement with photography, it provides new interpretations of familiar texts and analyzes material which has only recently become available. It argues that despite [...]

Free French cultural content online

August 23rd, 2011 at 09:08

Culturethèque, run by Institut français du Royaume-Uni, is an online multimedia library offering a wide range of French e-books, audiobooks, lectures, films, documentaries and plays online. Sign up and access it all for free here: This site is marvellous and offers a lot of interesting things! I’ve found a lovely cookbook with mouth watering recipes that [...]

European Film Gateway

August 1st, 2011 at 07:08

The European Film Gateway is a portal through to film heritage in Europe.  It gives you quick and easy access to hundreds of thousands of film historical documents as preserved in European film archives and cinémathèques: photos, posters, programmes, periodicals, censorship documents, rare feature and documentary films, newsreels and other materials. Targeted at scientific researchers [...]

New eLibrary Gateway resource: Bibliothèque Bleue Online

July 5th, 2011 at 09:07

The Bibliothèque Bleue Online is comprised of full text and page images of 252 Bibliothèque bleue titles. This resource enables you to view and download texts like recipes, almanacs, prayer books, songbooks and fiction. This website provides insight into the popular culture of 17th to mid-19th century France. You can visit the website directly or [...]

Looking for free eBooks? Try

June 13th, 2011 at 08:06

Free literature is a vast collection of links to sites offering free, full-text, electronic works. It covers a wide range of disciplines and material from Classics and Poetry to Music Scores and visual images. There are also links to sites that offer free audiobooks.  It would take too long to describe the extent of this site.  [...]

New journal subscription: French politics, culture and society

April 12th, 2011 at 11:04

Our new subscription to the journal French politics, culture and society is now available via UNLOC or the eLibrary Gateway. This journal was requested by the French Department. According to the publisher ” The Journal explores modern and contemporary France from the perspectives of the social sciences, history, and cultural analysis. It also examines the relationship of France to the larger world, [...]

New journal subscription: Translation Studies

March 29th, 2011 at 08:03

The Library now subscribes to Translation Studies which was requested by the French department. According to the publisher the aim of Translation Studies is,   “to extend the methodologies, areas of interest and conceptual frameworks inside the discipline, while testing the traditional boundaries of the notion of “translation” and offering a forum for debate focusing on [...]

New journal subscription: Dix-neuf

March 22nd, 2011 at 12:03

The Library now subscribes to Dix-neuf, the journal of the Society of Dix-Neuviémistes. The journal is a forum for cutting-edge research in nineteenth-century French and francophone studies in all relevant disciplines. It is interdisciplinary in focus and seeks to promote wide-ranging critical and theoretical debate. The online version is available through UNLOC and eLibrary Gateway. Please [...]

New journal subscription: Studies in French cinema

March 15th, 2011 at 02:03

Studies in French cinema is a refereed journal published three times per year. It was founded in 1999, and has been in publication since 2000. It is the only journal world-wide that focuses on French and Francophone cinema to the exclusion of other national cinemas. Access to the journal is via UNLOC or the eLibrary Gateway.

Open access: Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy

February 22nd, 2011 at 10:02

Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy is an electronic, open access, peer-reviewed academic journal devoted to the study of French and Francophone thought. Though rooted in the discipline of philosophy, the journal invites interdisciplinary extensions and explorations in a theoretical register in both French and English. A link to the journal will appear on the eLibrary Gateway shortly.