For more than 40 years, L'Esprit Créateur has published studies on French and Francophone literature, film, criticism, and culture. Founded in 1961 by John Erickson at the University of Minnesota, L'Esprit Créateur features articles representing a variety of methodologies and critical approaches. Exploring all periods of French literature and thought, the journal has consistently helped define the leading edge of critical inquiry in the area of French and Francophone Studies. Critical studies, of whatever methodological perspective, are welcome for consideration for future issues.
L'Esprit Créateur is sponsored by the Department of French and Italian, University of Minnesota and published by Johns Hopkins University Press.