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French Language and Literature: Bobst Library Resources for the Study of French Literature

Library resources for information about French language and literature.

Resources for the Study of French Literature

Bobst Library Resources for the Study of French Literature

Example Paper Topic: stage behavior in 18th-century theater

 

1. Primary Text Collections: Two Examples + Caveats

 

2. Organizing Your Topic and Preparing for Research

  • A. Become More Familiar with your Topic:

  • B. Break your topic down into its constituent parts -- Identify Key Concepts and Synonyms:
    • Paper topic: stage behavior in 18th-century theater
    • Concept matrix:
      • Theater: theatre, stage, plays, drama, comedy, ...
      • behavior: gestures, action, movement, gesticulation, rhetoric,...
      • 18th century: 18th, eighteenth, enlightenment, classical, ...

 

3. Discovering Secondary Sources

 

4. Additional Resources

 

Jennifer Vinopal, vinopal@nyu.edu
Librarian for Digital Scholarship Initiatives