French and Francophone Studies: French Journals

Recommended resources for your research in French language and literature, and other related topics.

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Chimères  In publication since 1967, the journal is managed by the Graduate Student Organization of KU's Department of French, Francophone & Italian Studies. 


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French Journals by Time Period

Often these journals are in several databases with different years of coverage.  Check the holdings by searching the journal title in the E-journals catalog.

Medieval Studies


Romance Philology  PC1.R6 (print located Library Annex, canceled after 2006)


16th Century

Bibliothèque d’humanisme et renaissance  (1941-2017 in online in JSTOR, most recent in print in Watson Library Call No. CB361 .B5)

Renaissance Quarterly 

Sixteenth Century Journal 

17th Century

Dix-Septième Siècle (2001- to 6 years ago)

Papers on French Seventeenth Century Literature (2007-2014)

Early Modern French Studies (2015-present) formerly Seventeenth-Century French Studies

Seventeenth-Century French Studies (1998-2014)

18th Century

Eighteenth Century Life

Eighteenth Century Studies

Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation

19th Century

Nineteenth-century French Studies




20th & 21st Century

Contemporary French and Francophone Studies

La revue des lettres modernes  PN3 .R4 (print located at Watson 3 West Stacks)

Nouvelles études francophones

Roman 20-50 (2005 to 6 years ago)


Contemporary French Culture Journals

Francophone Journals