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Published annually by the Groupe d’études balzaciennes, in collaboration with the Centre National du Livre, L’Année balzacienne is a recognized journal created in 1959.

The journal is addressed to researchers, teachers, students, and, generally, anyone interested in the work of Balzac and its context. It welcomes all schools of thought, publishes the proceedings of the conferences organized by the Groupe d’études balzaciennes, and alternates panoramic and thematic issues.

In addition to articles of literary criticism, each volume contains several established sections: “Critical Review,” “Balzac Bibliography,” “Balzac Abroad,” and “Information and News.”

Three series have been published since 1959: L’Année balzacienne 2000 marked the beginning of the third series, published by Presses universitaires de France (PUF).

Publication ethics and publication malpractice statement

All PUF journals follow policies and practices that reflect the current best principles of transparency and integrity (COPE).

Core paractives are available here :

Editorial Board

Director: Nathalie Preiss

Editor-in-chief: Michel Lichtlé

Editorial Secretary: Mireille Labouret

Editorial committee: Max Andréoli, Patrick Berthier, Thierry Bodin, Roland Chollet, Pierre Citron, Mireille Labouret, Alex Lascar, Anne Marie Meininger, Maurice Ménard, Nicole Mozet, Roger Pierrot, Stéphane Vachon.

Instructions for Authors

Manuscripts (no longer than 25 pages of 30 typed lines per page, including endnotes) must be submitted in duplicate, along with the corresponding electronic file, before January 15th to Mme Brigitte Grente-Méra, 37, rue Cortambert, 75116, Paris, France. Unpublished manuscripts will not be returned.

Books submitted for critical review should be sent to M. Michel Lichtlé, Les Parcs de la Noue, Bât. 5, 13, rue de la Noue, 93170, Bagnolet, France. The envelope should be marked with the words “Groupe d’Études balzaciennes (for critical review).”

Authors are requested to use the abbreviations recently published in L’Année balzacienne.

Lov.: Bibliothèque Lovenjoul. Example: Lov. A. 231, f° 19 v°, Bibliothèque Lovenjoul, armoire A, cote 231, folio 19 verso

Pl.: “Bibliothèque de la Pléiade,” unless otherwise indicated, references to Balzac’s works should refer to the edition of La Comédie humaine published in 12 vol. (1976-1981) under the direction of P- G. Castex

OD: Œuvres diverses de Balzac, published under the direction of P-G. Castex, “Bibliothèque de la Pléiade,” 2 published volumes, vol. I (1990); vol. II (1996)

PR: Premiers romans de Balzac, ed. A. Lorant, and R. Laffont, “Bouquins” collection, 1999, 2 vol.

CHH: Œuvres complètes de Balzac, ed. M. Bardèche, Club de l’Honnête Homme, 28 vol. (1955-1963)

BO: Œuvres complètes illustrées de Balzac, incomplete, published under the direction of Jean-A. Ducourneau, Les Bibliophiles de l’Originale, 26 vol. (1965-1976)

Corr. : Correspondance de Balzac, ed. R. Pierrot, Garnier, 5 vol. (1960-1969)

LHB: Balzac, Lettres à Mme Hanska, ed. R. Pierrot, and R. Laffont, “Bouquins” collection, 1990, 2 vol.

AB and date: L’Année balzacienne, Garnier (1960-1982); PUF (1983-)

RHLF: Revue d’histoire littéraire de la France

Additional guidelines can be found here:


Code of ethics

The Code of Ethics applicable to drafting committees and editorial boards of academic journals offered on, including L’Année balzacienne, is available on this page.

Other information

Print ISSN : 0084-6473
Online ISSN : 1969-6752
Publisher : P.U.F.

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