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Études Francophones Refereed Journal

A refereed scholarly journal devoted to Francophone Studies

Fondée en 1986 par l’Université de Louisiane à Lafayette, la revue Études Francophones (anciennement Revue Francophone de Louisiane, puis Revue Francophone) a pour objectif de promouvoir et de diffuser la réflexion critique dans les domaines de la littérature, des arts (notamment visuels), et de la culture des pays francophones. Études Francophones paraît deux fois par an (automne et printemps), sauf en cas de numéro double. Depuis le volume 26 (décembre 2011), la revue paraît exclusivement en format électronique, accessible à tous. Les articles sont désormais téléchargeables sous forme de fichiers PDF.

Tous les articles soumis à Études Francophones font l’objet d’un processus d’évaluation critique par des pairs. La revue publie des livraisons non thématiques et des numéros thématiques placés sous la responsabilité de rédacteurs invités. La direction invite les chercheurs à soumettre des propositions de dossiers thématiques.

The scholarly peer-reviewed journal Études Francophones was founded in 1986 by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in order to provide a forum and to promote research pertaining to the Francophone world, its literatures, arts, and culture. Études Francophones appears twice per year (in spring and fall) except in the case of double issues. Beginning with Volume 26 (December 2011), the journal’s publication has been exclusively electronic with open and free access. Articles are available for download as PDFs.

All submissions to Études Francophones are subject to peer review. The journal publishes issues that are either open topic or on a special topic; the latter are typically guest edited. The general editor invites scholars to submit proposals for special topics issues.

Fabrice Leroy, Le Bouquin de la bande dessinée

Professor Fabrice Leroy contributed two lengthy chapters to Le Bouquin de la bande dessinée: Dictionnaire esthétique et thématique, edited by Thierry Groensteen, the leading French expert on comics and graphic novels. Published by Robert Laffont Editions in Paris in collaboration with the Cité Internationale de la Bande Dessinée et de l'Image, this 928-page reference work contains in-depth essays from over 40 international scholars who examined a variety of comics-related notions, including historical movements, publishing trends, subgenres, aesthetic and formal devices, themes, and correlations with cultural history. Each entry of this volume is illustrated by an original drawing from renowned French cartoonist Lewis Trondheim. This publication is a flagship event of the French Ministry of Culture’s “Année de la Bande Dessinée,” which coordinates various museum and library exhibitions, as well as festivals across France, in a celebration of comics as an art form (January 2020-June 2021). Fabrice Leroy’s contributions to this volume are devoted to detective fiction (“Polar”) and to the depiction of everyday life in graphic novels (“Quotidien”).