Field of French and Francophone Studies

The field of French and Francophone studies allows students to explore a wide range of cultural practices and productions in their historical and geographic diversity. While focusing on the analysis of cultural representations through literature, cinema, political discourses and the media, research within the field of French and Francophone Studies encourages interdisciplinary approaches.

We recommend students who are conducting research projects and thesis in French to consult the international bibliography of the Modern Language Association (MLA) and the various search guides for French and Francophone studies available through Ladd library

Academic journals are often classified by historical periods, geographical areas, special topics or genres. Some journals like The French Review offer nonetheless articles on all aspects of French and Francophone Studies. The list of journals below aims to offer students a diverse range of entries to familiarize themselves with the current research within FFS. This list reflects the journals faculty in FFS are consulting and is not exhaustive. Our goal is to encourage students to discover through these journals the wide range of research topics within FFS and gain a sense of the diversity of interdisciplinary approaches.

Often journals favor a century, a geographic area, a genre, a theoretical approach and are defined by an academic tradition or a place of publication. To have a more comprehensive overview, please read Charles Stivale’s Overview of Academic Journals.

Charles Stivale:

French and Francophone Studies Journals

Actes de la Recherche en Sciences Sociales:

African Journals OnLine:



African Online Digital Library:

Cahiers du cinéma :

Cahiers du Dix-septième:


Sites : Contemporary French & Francophone Studies :

Dalhousie Review:

Le Débat :

Diacritics. A Review of Contemporary Criticism:

Diderot Studies

Eighteenth-Century Studies. (ASECS Journal)

Esprit :

L’Esprit créateur :

Fabula, la recherche en littérature :

Feminist Studies:

French Cultural Studies :

French Forum :

French Historical Studies :

The French Review :

French Studies:

ISIS (History of Science Society):

Journal of the History of Ideas:

Le Magazine littéraire :

Modern Language Journal:

Nineteenth Century French Studies :

Nouvelles Études Francophones :

Philosophy and Literature:

Quebec Studies:

Renaissance Quarterly:

Romance Quarterly:

Senses of Cinema:

Sixteenth Century Journal:

Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century


Le répertoire des revues littéraires :

Women in French Studies :

Yale French Studies: