Terms related to offenses:
- bonnes moeurs
- morale publique
- sédition politique
Cultural objects under scrutiny:
French 465/660 Course Guide Welcome
This research guide will complement your course readings and class discussion, by providing you with tools and strategies for finding and accessing material for your term papers.
Whereas the course is centered on 19th century French literature, your term papers can revolve around many aspects of the law and cultural enterprise, past or present. Thus, you will find a variety of strategies in this guide that you can tailor to your topics.
Choosing a Topic?
Professor Hannoosh has compiled a resource list with materials that provide context and background information on a variety of trials of literature and art. Here is a sample of that list:
- Literature suppressed on political grounds
- Banned books : literature suppressed on political grounds
- Literature suppressed on social grounds
- Dirt for art's sake: books on trial from Madame Bovary to Lolita
- Suspended license : censorship and the visual arts
- Crimes écrits : la littérature en procès au 19e siècle
- Political censorship of the arts and the press in nineteenth-century Europe
- Madame Bovary on trial
As you explore your topic, you might also want to consult the following:
- Biography in Context
Contains nearly one million biographical entries spanning history and geography.
- Gale Literary Databases
Simultaneous searching of three premier literature resources: Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, and Dictionary of Literary Biography. Provides in-depth information on the lives and writings of nearly 100,000 authors.
- Bibliographie der französischen Literaturwissenschaft
Bibliography of French literature from the 1950s-present; lists books, journal articles, essays, conference papers, and book reviews across all topics. (formerly in Grad Reference room, now in the Stacks)
- Oxford Reference Online
- Essay and General Literature Index