Summa Publications, Inc.
New and Backlist Critical Studies in French and Francophone Literatures

Founded in 1983, Summa Publications offers a wide variety of critical works in the fields of French (continental) and Francophone literatures as well as comparative literature studies with a strong French component.  Although our books are written primarily in English, we have published a number of titles in French.  Summa operates without a direct institutional affiliation; however, our publisher and associates are university professors (both active and retired) who have doctorates in their areas of specialization.  Recently we have begun to concentrate more on Francophone studies and the role of women writers in the French-speaking world.

We are proud to have published emerging as well as established scholars who have an international reputation in their fields.  A number of our titles have been adopted as classroom textbooks. Our books are routinely reviewed in prestigious academic journals throughout the world.

We adhere to the same rigorous standards of excellence as practiced by university presses.  All manuscripts are carefully vetted before acceptance is granted. 

If ordering through a library, you may contact us directly at: P. O. Box 660725, Birmingham, AL 35266-0725.   If ordering from abroad, dial 011 (country code) 205-822-0463 (fax and telephone communications).

Individuals must prepay; for general information about editorial policies or other issues, write us (in English or French) at:  You can expect a prompt reply to all inquiries.  See our order form page below for detailed instructions about ordering.

Our books can be ordered as well through Blackwell's Library Services (North America, United Kingdom, and Europe), Midwest Library Service, YBP Library Services (Yankee Book Peddler), Erasmus Bookstore (Holland), France Tosho (Japan), Book House, Baker & Taylor Books, Emery-Pratt, Dawson Books (United Kingdom), and Coutts Information Services (U.S. and Canada).  We can offer attractive discounts to booksellers and wholesalers.  Academic librarians can also qualify for discounts under certain conditions.   A number of our books are listed on, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, and other commercial sites.

View a selection of our titles at (voir la plupart de nos titres à): Google Book Search

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Price List (liste de prix/tarif):

New releases 2008/2009 (nouveautés 2008 et 2009)/selected backlist titles (under construction/en préparation):

Marcel Proust Series (under construction/en préparation):

For additional titles go to (voir d'autres titres à):,+Inc.%22&ie=ISO-8859-1&source=gbs_summary_r&cad=0 

Related site (site web complémentaire): For information about more critical works in French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and other languages, see Scripta Humanistica at