Thursday, January 29, 2009

New journals in JSTOR

JSTOR, the full text journal archive, regularly expands its offerings. The latest update includes the following materials that may be of special interest to you.

Linguistics and Philosophy
Release Content: Vol. 1, No. 1 (January, 1965) -Vol. 13, No. 4 (November, 1975);
Vol. 1, No. 1 (January, 1977)-Vol. 28, No. 6 (December, 2005)
Moving Wall: 3 years
Publisher: Springer

Religious Studies
Release Content:Vol. 1, No. 1 (October, 1965) - Vol. 39, No. 4 (December, 2003)
Moving Wall: 5 years
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

I Tatti Studies: Essays in the Renaissance
Release Content:Vols. 1 - 11 (1985 - 2007)
Moving Wall: 1 year
Publisher: Casa Editrice Leo S. Olschki s.r.l. and Villa I Tatti, The
Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies

In addition, the "moving wall" has been reduced for other titles, including:

Acta Musicologica
Release Content: Vol. 75, No. 1 (2003) - Vol. Vol. 77, No. 2 (2005)
Moving Wall: 3 years
Publisher: International Musicological Society

New Literary History
Release Content: Vol. 26, No. 1 (Winter, 1995) -

Vol. 34, No. 4 (Autumn, 2003)
Moving Wall: 5 years
Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press

Theatre Journal
Release Content: Vol. 48, No. 1 (March, 1996) - Vol. 55, No. 4
(December, 2003)
Moving Wall: 5 years
Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press

Transactions of the American Philological Association
Release Content: Vol. 132, No. 1/2 (Autumn, 2002) - Vol. 133, No. 2 (Autumn, 2003)
Moving Wall: 5 years
Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press

More detailed information about JSTOR's holdings can be found on its website.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Archives and manuscripts in France

Hot on the heels of the last one, another Chroniques of the BnF just arrived. (We're still not caught up, best to find the most recent online.) In it, I find an article reminding me that researchers looking for French manuscript collections have new ways of finding them.

The Archives et manuscrits catalog of the BnF is now available online, bringing together entries that were formerly only available in print. It contains records for manuscript items in the Manuscripts department, the department "Arts et spectacles," and at the Arsenal collections.

The other resources are within the CCFr (Catalogue collectif de France), the French "WorldCat" and there you can discover materials in municipal and specialized libraries and archives.

Within the CCFr, you can find the Catalogue général des manuscrits, or CGM- formerly the voluminous series Catalogue général des manuscrits des bibliothèques publiques de France.

And there you will also find PALME, the Repertoire des manuscrits litteraires francais du XXe siecle.

Search these separately or together (Manuscrits) before going on your research trip. Entries are also in the larger CCFr, but it would be more efficient to use the smaller catalogs.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Julien Gracq's manuscripts at the BnF

From a recent Chroniques de la Bibliothèque nationale de France , we learn that Julien Gracq's (1910-2007) papers have been deposited in the BnF, rue de Richelieu collection. The approximately 15,000 manuscript pages include the drafts and workbooks of his entire oeuvre, although seeing some of them will require a 20 year wait, at the request of the author.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Recently acquired, January

Here is is small selection of new acquisitions in French and Italian studies in the Libraries over the past month or so - enjoy!


Albertazzi, Marco. Enciclopedie medievali: storia e stile di un genere. Lavis: La finestra, 2008.

BGR, Bibliografia gramsciana ragionata. Roma: Viella, 2008-

Convegno internazionale Italia-Cina, un incontro di lunga durata (2006: Naples, Italy). Italia-Cina: un incontro di lunga durata: rapporti storico-politici, geoeconomici, culturali. Roma: Tiellemedia, c2008.

Ferraro, Joanne Marie. Nefarious crimes, contested justice: illicit sex and infanticide in the Republic of Venice, 1557-1789. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.

Gorni, Guglielmo. Repertorio metrico della canzone italiana dalle origini al Cinquecento (REMCI). Firenze: F. Cesati, 2008.

Lavezzi, Gianfranca. Dalla parte dei poeti: da Metastasio a Montale: dieci saggi di metrica e stilistica tra Settecento e Novecento. Firenze: Società editrice fiorentina, c2008.

Magris, Claudio. Alfabeti: saggi di letteratura. Milano: Garzanti, 2008.

Maurensig, Paolo. Gli amanti fiamminghi: romanzo. Milano: Mondadori, 2008.

Pavese, Cesare. Officina Einaudi: lettere editoriali 1940-1950. Torino: Einaudi, 2008.

Resisting bodies: narratives of Italian partisan women. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Annali D'Italianistica, c2008

Santarelli, Daniele. Il papato di Paolo IV nella crisi politico-religiosa del Cinquecento: le relazioni con la Repubblica di Venezia e l'atteggiamento nei confronti di Carlo V e Filippo II. Roma: Aracne, 2008.

Scala, Flaminio, fl. 1620. The Commedia dell'arte of Flaminio Scala: a translation and analysis of 30 scenarios. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2008.

Urban, Lina. Banchetti veneziani dal Rinascimento al 1797. [Italy]: Strategy & people, c2007.


Arrous, Michel. Stendhal, les romantiques et le tournant de 1830: actes du colloque international de Paris, 10-11 mars 2006. Paris: Eurédit, 2008.

Dakhlia, Jocelyne. Lingua franca. [Arles]: Actes sud, 2008.

McGowan, Margaret M. Dance in the Renaissance: European fashion, French obsession. New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, c2008.

Pearson, Chris. Scarred Landscapes: War and Nature in Vichy France. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.

Randall, Michael. The gargantuan polity: on the individual and the community in the French Renaissance. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2008.

Redouane, Najib, dir. Clandestins dans le texte maghrébin de langue française. Autour du texte maghrébin. Paris: Harmattan, 2008.

Toussaint, Jean-Philippe. Camera. Champaign: Dalkey Archive Press, 2008.

Trousson, Raymond, and Jean-Pierre-Louis de Luchet. Voltaire: 1778-1878. Paris: Presses de l'Université de Paris-Sorbonne, 2008.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Recensioni di Storia

For Italianists - a new online publication.

Recensioni di Storia, an online portal dedicated to reviews and announcements of new works in Italian history, has just been launched. It contains scholarly reviews, as well as brief summaries of recent titles. A good one to bookmark!

Friday, January 9, 2009

EIO Newsletter

EIO Newsletter #3

EIO - Editoria italiana online is an extensive digital library of current Italian monographs and periodicals by major Italian scholarly publishers. It is offered by our Italian vendor, Casalini libri. We have a subscription to EIO Complete. All topics in the humanities and social sciences are covered - history, literature, classics, art history, philosophy, and more. Publishers include: Ecole francaise de Rome, Salerno Editrice, CLUEB (Bologna UP), Carocci, Olschki, etc. Periodicals include: Studi sul Settecento e l'Ottocento, Acta philosophica, Bruniana e campanelliana, and Italianistica.

Full text searching makes this a valuable resource. Here's a hint: if your searches are returning too many hits, make sure that you've selected "Phrase" (not "Word") in the drop down menu.

EIO can be accessed from the Databases page, or directly from using a computer with a Stanford IP address.

They just sent out a newsletter with highlights and updates on the collection - Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Louisiana French

My colleague, the curator for American and British history, just brought my attention to an interesting digital library of French correspondence in French by people living in Louisiana during from the 18th and 19th centuries. You will find 100 letters selected from the Louisiana State University's Special Collections department which can be browsed by name, gender, profession, topic, etc. Both images of the originals and transcripts are included. The project was a joint venture between LSU's Center for French and Francophone Studies (dir. Bernard Cerquiglini) and LSU Libraries.

Gimon visiting scholar on campus

David Woodworth, a PhD candidate in history at Johns Hopkins University, is currently on campus doing research in the Gustave Gimon Collection on French Political Economy. He will be at Stanford until the end of January, and I hope that many of you will have the opportunity to meet him.

David's dissertation is entitled: "Public Credit and Plutocracy: War Finance and the nouveaux riches of the French Revolution and Empire, 1789-1815". It explores how the "prominence of these fabulously wealthy men and women at the apex of social and political hierarchies caused a transformation in French attitudes about finance capitalism, public credit, and economic inequality." He will be examining eighteenth century materials of the political in the Gimon Collection, especially works by Du Pont de Nemours, Jean-Baptiste Say, and Jean Herrenschwand.

The new call for proposals for the Gimon Visiting Fellowship in French Political Economy will go out this week and proposals will be due in mid-March. Please let colleagues at other institutions working on appropriate topics know about this research opportunity.
brought to you by...
Sarah Sussman, curator of French and Italian Collections