How do I find scholarly sources about Jean Anouilh's play Antigone?


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Last Updated: Dec 12, 2016     Views: 448

A great place to start is in the library's reference materials. Several series in our collection contain excellent information on Jean Anouilh's work, including Drama for Students, Drama Criticism, Critical Survey of Drama, and Contemporary Literary Criticism.

Online, you can also locate scholarly sources through the resources on our Literature LibGuide at For example, in the LibGuide's tab for Books, you can use the widget to search for anouilh AND antigone in the library's catalog. You'll find several books and eBooks about drama and literature that include discussion of Anouilh's work.

In the LibGuide's tab for Articles, you can use the same search in databases like Academic Search Complete, Humanities International Complete, and JSTOR to find articles like these below:

Calin, William. "Patterns of Imagery in Anouilh's Antigone." The French Review October 1967: 76-83.

Kirchwey, Karl. "'And the Half-True Rhyme is Love': Modern Verse Drama and the Classics." Parnassus: Poetry in

Review 2004: 254-281.

Meltzer, Françoise. "Theories of Desire: Antigone Again." Critical Inquiry Winter 2011: 169-186.

O'Hanlon, Redmond. "Metatragedy in Anouilh's 'Antigone'." Modern Language Review July 1980: 534-546.

Of course, once you have your sources, don't forget to revisit the LibGuide to get information about how to cite them properly in MLA format!

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