French Studies

French Resources

1. On Campus

  • Humanities Out There (HOT) - Students are also encouraged to participate in the service learning program, Humanities Out There, an educational partnership between UCI's School of Humanities and the Santa Ana Unified School District. HOT strives to "create a new community of scholar-citizens united by shared values of intellectual inquiry, action through creativity, and civic inclusiveness." Graduate students lead groups of undergraduates and develop curriculum for K-12 classrooms. Research shows that graduate students in the humanities who have participated in this program have a 100% rate of job placement in institutions of higher learning.
  • Humanities Research Institute - Housed on the UC-Irvine campus, the UCHRI provides a unique experience for UCI graduate students,making accessible lectures by distinguished professors from all throughout the UC system and beyond.
  • Reading Groups and Works-in-Progress - Graduate students may want to take advantage of the many Reading Groups generated by faculty and graduate students. The Cross-Campus Francophone Reading Group gathers together anthropologists and students of literature to discuss the theories of diaspora, transnationalism, and hybridity. The graduate students of the Department of Comparative Literature regularly present works-in-progress at casual gatherings in the homes of different faculty members. Students are encouraged to initiate reading groups and workshops in their area of interest.
  • School of Humanities - The home page of the School of Humanities.
  • The Critical Theory Emphasis - The Emphasis offers a certification in Critical Theory as well as courses every term on theoretical controversies;it also hosts a series of exciting speakers, conferences, and workshops open to graduate students campus-wide.
  • The Department of Comparative Literature - Graduate Students may pursue an Emphasis in Comparative Literature by studying with professors renowned for their critical interventions in the fields of cultural studies, psychoanalysis, rhetoric, early modern studies, and film & new media.
  • The Department of Women's Studies - Graduate Students may also pursue a Women's Studies Emphasis through a department that has been central to the project of interrogating the links between gender, race, ethnicity, and sexuality. The Department of Women's Studies is also known for examining gender through the lens of transnationalism, and maintains close ties to Anthropology and Sociology.
  • UCI Home Page - For general information on the University of California at Irvine, please consult the UCI Homepage and the homepage for the School of Humanities.

2. UCI Library

  • French Library Resources - UCI possesses one of the best collections of books in French and on French and francophone literature in the United States. If the Langson Library does not have the volume, it can be quickly accessed by Interlibrary loan from anywhere within the UC system (or beyond) within a matter of days. Unique to UCI is the Special Collection in Critical Theory. Housed in this collection are the manuscripts of Paul de Man, Jacques Derrida, and others. Graduate students are welcome to use this excellent resource. The California Digital Library contains on-line books and journals and a variety of links to other collections. UCI also subscribes to the ARTFL Project, a resource administered by the University of Chicago providing access to an extraordinary number of French texts on line. Students might also want to consult The Voice of the Shuttle, a website for humanities research, as well as the MLA Bibliography, an invaluable resource for conducting research on literature and the arts.
  • Library Home Page

3. California Digital Library