The Literary Encyclopedia at www.litencyc.com is looking for qualified writers to enhance its coverage of the various volumes of French literature. The list below is not comprehensive or final, and new proposals of writers/ works/context essays that are not currently listed in our database are also welcome. However, we will prioritize articles on writers and works frequently studied in university courses, and those that are highly topical and well-known.
In addition to publishing articles on canonical and much-taught literary works, the Encyclopedia is also interested in making available information about important writers and works that are often neglected, and in publishing articles about discrete historical events which are relevant to literary understanding. It also seeks to broaden its scope to include more research-oriented articles with a pedagogic function, such as 'Critical issues in title' or 'Critical readings of author/ title'. If you are interested in contributing such an essay, please contact the relevant volume editor or the managing editor.
All offers of contribution should come accompanied by an up-to-date CV and, in the case of doctoral students who wish to offer a contribution, also a short writing sample. The overwhelming majority (about 90%) of our contributors are academic scholars, while the remaining percentage is made up of highly endorsed doctoral students and independent researchers.
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Names highlighted in bold require urgent contributions. “Works” appended to the name of an author indicates the most important books. Ideally, we would like to cover the texts/authors who are often studied at undergraduate level (ideally completed by the end of 2018), in parallel with the other texts/poets who you think should be known by students/graduates/wider audience (to be completed before the end of 2017).
Louis Aragon (works)
Antonin Artaud (works)
Yves Bonnefoy (works)
André du Bouchet
André Breton (works)
Michel Butor + any of his works except Le génie de lieu
Albert Camus - L'homme révolté/l’Exil et le Royaume/Les Justes
Hélène Cixous – any of her major works except Rire de la méduse
Paul Claudel - any of his major works
Cocteau – any of his works except Orphée
Simone De Beauvoir
Robert Desnos (+ works)
Paul Eluard (+ works)
Louis-René des Forêts
Alain Fournier / + Le Grand Meaulnes
André Gide – any of his works except Les faux-monnayeurs and La porte etroite
Jean Giraudoux + any of his major works
Luce Irigaray – any of her major works
Pierre Jean Jouve
Julia Kristeva - fiction and essays in particular
Patrice de La Tour du Pin
Yves di Manno
Henri Michaux (+ works)
Anna de Noailles
Charles Péguy – any of his major works
Marcel Proust (Plaisirs et les jours, Jean Santeuil, Translations)
Saint-John Perse (+works)
J. P. Sartre – La Nausée, Le sursis, Les Mots
Victor Segalen (works)
Jules Supervielle (works)
Jean Tardieu (+works)
Tristan Tzara – major works
Paul Valéry – major works
Amadou Hampâté Bâ
Boris Boubacar Diop
Cheikh Hamidou Kane
Ahmadou Kourouma’s major works
Cheik Aliou Ndao
Djibril Tamsir Niane
Pius Ngandu Nkashama
Sony Labou Tansi
Senouvo Agbota Zinsou
Postcolonial Francophone Writers