Talk:17th-century French literature

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  • I'd like to say to NYArtsnwords, great job on the article. The only problem I see is a slight lack of sources. Starting in September, this will be the selected article on the Poetry portal. AdamBiswanger1 02:18, 11 August 2006 (UTC)

Promotional references for a person's own works[edit]

I have moved the following references, added 9 August 2008 by User:David Lee Rubin, from the article to here, due to what I believe to be issues with Wikipedia:Conflict of interest and Wikipedia:LINKSPAM:

  • David Lee Rubin, ed. Continuum: Problems in French Literature from the Early Renaissance to the Late Enlightenment. New York: AMS Press, 1989-92.
  • David Lee Rubin, ed. [succeeded by Anne L. Birberick and Russell J. Ganim]. EMF: Studies in Early Modern France. Charlottesville: Rookwood Press, 1993-.
  • (in French) David Lee Rubin, gen. ed. La poésie française du premier dix-septième siècle; textes et contextes. 1986. Reprinted with additions [Robert T. Corum, co-editor], Charlottesville: Rookwood Press, 2006. Each poet's work selected, introduced, and annotated by major specialists.
  • David Lee Rubin. The Knot of Artifice: A Poetic of the French Lyric in the Early 17th Century. Columbus: Ohio State University. See Wikipedia articles on François de Malherbe and Jean de La Fontaine.
  • Anne L. Birberick and Russell Ganim, editors. The Shape of Change: Essays on La Fontaine and Early Modern French Literature in Honor of David Lee Rubin. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2002.

It should be remembered that:

"Adding external links to an article or user page for the purpose of promoting a website or a product is not allowed, and is considered to be spam. Although the specific links may be allowed under some circumstances, repeatedly adding links will in most cases result in all of them being removed."

Similarly, as Wikipedia is not meant to provide a complete academic bibliography on any specific topic:

"A reference directs the reader to a work that the writer(s) referred to while writing the article. The References section of a Wikipedia article isn't just a list of related works; it is specifically the list of works used as sources. Therefore, it can never be correct to add a link or reference to References sections if nobody editing the text of the article has actually referred to it."

If other editors feel that the above links should be included in the article, please address the above issues. Thanks. NYArtsnWords (talk) 00:56, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

Consistency in articles of this timeline[edit]

This article is much better written and referenced than French literature of the 19th century. im just trying to draw attention to it so that all the articles in this vein can be of similar quality. this is unfortunately not one of my areas of expertise.Mercurywoodrose (talk) 17:42, 16 January 2010 (UTC)