French Studies

This guide contains resources for the study of the French language, literature and culture.

Liaison Librarian

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Karen Liston
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Reference Desks

Undergraduate (UGL): 313-577-8852
Purdy/Kresge: 313-577-6423
Arthur Neef Law: 313-577-6180
Shiffman Medical: 313-577-1094

Departmental Information

French Studies are offered through the Romance Languages Program in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Databases - Best Bets!

Databases to Explore

Annie Ernaux has won the 2022 Nobel Prize in Literature!

French novelist Annie Ernaux's "intensely personal books have spoken to generations of women by highlighting incidents from her own life." (  Works by and about Annie Ernaux (and available at WSU) include those below.

Catalogs (Books, Films, DVD's, Journal Titles, etc.)

You are encouraged to borrow (or suggest for purchase) the titles you need.  If you DO purchase a title for your research, consider donating it to the libraries, where we'll make it available for others to use, too!

MLA Style & Citations

Miscellaneous Websites