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Editors :

Mária Minich Brewer and Daniel Brewer, University of Minnesota

63 (2023)
Devoted to the study of French and Francophone literature, film, culture, and critical thought, L’Esprit Créateur publishes work in English and French that represents a range of critical approaches and covers all periods of French literary and cultural history. For more than half a century, the journal has helped define the field of French and Francophone Studies.
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Forthcoming issues are announced in each issue and on the journal website. Editorial communications should be directed to the Editors. All administrative communications should be directed to the Editorial Assistant.

Daniel Brewer and Mária Minich Brewer, Editors

L'Esprit Créateur
Department of French and Italian
University of Minnesota
260 Folwell Hall, 9 Pleasant St. SE
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455

612-624-6021 (fax)

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Peer Review Policy

To be considered for publication in L’Esprit Créateur, articles must be original unpublished work written in English or French and not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Each issue of L’Esprit Créateur focuses on a specific topic, author or critical issue. Articles should be related to the announced topic of a forthcoming issue.

The guest editor(s) of each issue review all submitted and invited articles; articles submitted to the general editors receive an assessment before being forwarded to the guest editor(s), who review all articles and select a preliminary slate of articles to be assessed by the general editors. Articles may undergo blind review before they are submitted to the general editors for final approval. Authors of accepted articles receive edited versions of their article from guest editors with suggestions for revision; revised articles are sent to the general editors who prepare a copy-edited version of the article, which may contain additional suggestions for revisions. Authors review and correct proofs of their article. Articles are published approximately six to nine months following final acceptance.

Criteria for reviewing articles include: the articles’ relevance to the topic of the special issue; the quality of scholarship; the articles’ engagement with critical debate; and their contribution to creating new critical perspectives in the area of French and Francophone Studies and the critical humanities more broadly.

Founding Editor

John D. Erickson


Mária Minich Brewer
Daniel Brewer

Associate Editors

Suzanne Rodin Pucci
Anne Tomiche

Editorial Sponsors

Department of French and Italian
College of Liberal Arts
University of Minnesota

Abstracting & Indexing Databases

  • Clarivate Analytics
    • Arts & Humanities Citation Index
    • Current Contents
    • Web of Science
  • De Gruyter Saur
    • Dietrich's Index Philosophicus
    • IBZ - Internationale Bibliographie der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaftlichen Zeitschriftenliteratur
    • Internationale Bibliographie der Rezensionen Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaftlicher Literatur
  • EBSCOhost
    • Current Abstracts, 9/1/2003-
    • Humanities International Complete, 9/1/2003-
    • Humanities International Index, 9/1/2003-
    • Humanities Source, 9/1/2003-
    • Humanities Source Ultimate, 9/1/2003-
    • MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
    • Poetry & Short Story Reference Center, 9/1/2003-
    • TOC Premier (Table of Contents), 9/1/2003-
  • Elsevier BV
    • Scopus, 2002-ongoing
  • Gale
    • Book Review Index Plus
    • MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
  • OCLC
    • ArticleFirst, vol.43, no.1, 2003-vol.51, no.3, 2011
    • Electronic Collections Online, vol.46, no.1, 2006-vol.51, no.3, 2011
  • Personal Alert (E-mail)
  • ProQuest
    • Art, Design & Architecture Collection, 04/01/2017-
    • Arts & Humanities Database, 04/01/2017-
    • Arts Premium Collection
    • MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
    • Periodicals Index Online
    • ProQuest Central, 04/01/2017-

Abstracting & Indexing Sources

  • Children's Book Review Index   (Active)  (Print)
  • Bibliographic Index   (Ceased)  (Print)
  • MLA Abstracts of Articles in Scholarly Journals   (Ceased)  (Print)

Source: Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory.

0.2 (2022)
0.2 (Five-Year Impact Factor)
0.00038 (Eigenfactor™ Score)

Rank in Category (by Journal Impact Factor):
Note: While journals indexed in AHCI and ESCI are receiving a JIF for the first time in June 2023, they will not receive ranks, quartiles, or percentiles until the release of 2023 data in June 2024.

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Published quarterly

Readers include: Readers with an interest in literature, theory, and cultural critique in French and Francophone literature and culture

Print circulation: 73

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