The purpose of this page is to help graduate-level students in French at the University of Mississippi locate the texts on the French M.A. Reading List as provided by the Graduate Program Coordinator (GPC).
Some, but not all, of the materials on the list are available through UM Libraries. Call numbers are provided below, with links to the Library Catalog to show their status (available, checked out, etc.) . Please notify Access Services, downstairs at the main desk, if something is not where it should be.
Cover art may vary from what is represented in this guide, as UM Libraries does not keep dust jackets for hardcover books. As editions change, so do covers.
Items with the HathiTrust logo are in the public domain, and have been digitized by member libraries. The link provided goes to the HT catalog; in some cases, the item may have been digitized by more than one library.
How to use: Under "Viewability", click "Full View" to access the e-reader. To download the entire item as a PDF, you will be asked to enter your UM WebID and password.
While seemingly arbitrary, the Library of Congress Classification System -- used in most American academic libraries -- provides structure for finding different types of resources. In literary studies, the call number reflects 1) the language and nationality of the author, 2) the era in which s/he wrote, 3) the type of publication, and 4) whether the work is a translation.
Example: Les Fleurs du Mal / Charles Baudelaire. PQ2191 .F6 1991
PQ2191 -- this is the root of the call number. P = Language and Literature > PQ = Romance Languages > PQ 1-3999 = French Language Literature > PQ2149--8560 19th Century Literature. Drilling down into this number, we see that he is a 19th century French writers whose last name starts with B. For example: Honoré de Balzac starts at PQ2157, Gustave Flaubert at PQ2246, Victor Hugo at PQ2279, George Sand at PQ2393, etc.
.F6 1991-- this is called the cutter, named for a man named Cutter, and refers to the title associated with the author. "F" for "Fleurs", and "6" to represent "L". Sometimes there will be multiple numbers, each reflecting the next letter in the title, using a standardized guide. The year, 1991, is based on the edition. In our collection, there are editions of this title from 1991, 1961, 1954, 1936, 1927, etc. in addition to translations.