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Editors: Daniel Brewer and Mária Minich Brewer
Founding Editor: John Erickson
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For more than 50 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.

The many critics, theoreticians, and philosophers who have appeared on the journal's pages include Mary Ann Caws, Michel de Certeau, Ross Chambers, Serge Doubrovsky, Felix Guattari, Jean-Joseph Goux, Jean-François Lyotard, Sarah Kofman, Louis Marin, Nancy Miller, Mireille Rosello, Naomi Schor, Jean Starobinski, Susan Rubin Suleiman, Tzvetan Todorov. L'Esprit Créateur has published essays by such eminent writers as Yves Bonnefoy, Michel Butor, Aimé Césaire, Marguerite Duras, Eugène Ionesco, Octavio Paz, Jean-Paul Sartre, Léopold Sédar Senghor, Assia Djebar, and Monique Wittig.

L'Esprit Créateur is sponsored by the Department of French and Italian, University of Minnesota.

L'Esprit Créateur is published by Johns Hopkins University Press.