French Studies: About the Collection

The study of French at Berkeley emphasizes the analysis of French literature and culture and its intersections with a variety of other fields and topics, including history, comparative literature, linguistics, philosophy, psychoanalysis, gender and sexua

Collection Description

The Library collects materials across all subject areas in French, including history, linguistics, philosophy, and critical theory. The Library maintains a strong collection in all divisions of French literature, from the medieval period to the present. The Library also collects in the area of Francophone studies, including, but not limited to, material about Africa, the Caribbean, and French-speaking Canada. The Library collects few introductory language textbooks, but does collect French language dictionaries and other language reference material. The French collection is limited to materials primarily published in France and Francophone Europe. Materials on French subjects published outside France are listed with their respective provenance.

Most French Studies reference materials are kept in Doe Library's North Reading Room. The major part of the collection is located in the Gardner (Main) Stacks with special collections materials in The Bancroft Library.

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