The Corpus is a French-literature resource containing the full text of 1,000 narrative works that date from the Middle Ages (Moyen Âge) to the 20th century. A co-production of the Centre National d'Enseignement à Distance (CNED - Ministère de l'Éducation Nationale), Classiques Garnier Numérique, Paris, and the Université de Paris IV-Sorbonne, the Corpusprovides users with access to major works of French literature in the following genres: stories, novels, contes, nouvelles, romans) and other narrative forms such as epics, fables, lais, essays, narratives, and satires (chansons de geste, fables, fabliaux, lais, littérature d'idées, récits, récits de predictions, satires). Of special note to students in the Rutgers University French Department, the Corpus boasts the majority of the titles required on the M.A/Ph.D Reading Lists. In addition, the Corpus promotes novel approaches to literary research by allowing users to search the entire contents of the database by keyword. The database offers several advanced functionalities for this research, such as Boolean search, search customization, and the generation of indexes and concordances upon request.
Formerly: Classiques Garnier Numérique
There is a Help button (called "Aide") in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. Clicking on "Aide" opens a new, smaller window with a Table of Contents style orientation to the database. This module is in French.
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