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French Languages and Literatures

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French Studies Journals

Dalhousie French Studies
This publication is devoted to the study of French and Francophone literature of all periods, and presents critical essays in French and English on a quarterly basis.

French Studies 
This journal publishes articles and reviews spanning all areas of the subject, including language and linguistics (historical and contemporary), all periods and aspects of literature in France and the French-speaking world, thought and the history of ideas, cultural studies, film, and critical theory.

French Studies Bulletin
This is the sister journal to French Studies, published four times a year (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter) with articles (in English or French) spanning all areas of the subject, all periods and aspects of literature and France and the French-speaking world, French thought and the history of ideas, cultural studies, politics, film, and critical theory.

Journal of French Language Studies
Journal of French Language Studies, sponsored by the Association for French Language Studies, encourages and promotes theoretical, descriptive and applied studies of all aspects of the French language.

Sixteenth Century Journal
Formerly Sixteenth Century Essays and Studies, this journal is geared toward Renaissance and Reformation students and scholars.

Seventeenth Century French Studies
This journal publishes high-quality original articles in English and French on a broad range of literary, cultural, historical and theoretical topics relating to early modern France.

Nineteenth Century French Studies
A scholarly journal devoted to the study of 19th century French literature and related fields.

Sartre studies international: an international journal of existentialism and contemporary culture
This is the official journal of the combined North American Sartre Society and the UK Sartre Society, publishing articles of a multidisciplinary, cross-cultural and international character reflecting the full range and complexity of Sartre's own work. It focuses on the philosophical, literary and political issues originating in existentialism, and explores the continuing vitality of existentialist and Sartrean ideas in contemporary society and contemporary culture.

Yale French Studies
This journal represents the oldest English-language journal in the United States devoted to French and Francophone literature and culture. Each volume is conceived and organized by a guest editor or editors around a particular theme or author, and is published twice yearly.