Further Reading on Des Cannibales
The 2010 issue of the journal Montaigne Studies (XII, February 2010) is dedicated to "Montaigne et le Nouveau Monde".
To find this journal, go to the 3rd floor of the library, cross to the extension and turn right to find the journals. They are organised in alphabetical order. The journals are stored on electronic shelving. Ask a librarian to help if you have difficulties using it. You should then photocopy the articles from the journal of interest to you. Peter Larkin's Searching the Library Catalogue guide will help you here.
Books / book articles
Frank Lestringant is an academic who has researched extensively in this area. For a general discussion of the subject, you could try
Frank Lestringant, Cannibals : the discovery and representation of the cannibal from Columbus to Jules Verne, translated by Rosemary Morris (Cambridge: Polity Press, 1997).
Sylvie Romanowski, Through Strangers' Eyes; Fictional Foreigners in Old Regime France (West lafayette: Purdue University Press, 2005). Part 1: Montaigne's Cannibals (pp. 15 - 34). This is now available on the Strategies electronic extracts page.
Also available electronically:
Roger Celestin, 'Montaigne and the Cannibals: Towards a Redefinition of Exoticism', in Cultural Anthropology, vol. 5, no. 3 (August 1990), 292 - 313. Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/656510
Tom Conley. "The Essays and the New World", in The Cambridge Companion to Montaigne, ed. by Ullrich Langer. Cambridge University Press, 2005. Go to the library website to access the e-book, which also has a very useful general introduction.
Edwin Duval, 'Lessons of the New World: Design and Meaning in Montaigne's Des Cannibales and Des Coches', in Yale French Studies, vol. 64 (1983), 95 - 112. Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2929953
David Quint, 'A Reconsideration of Montaigne's Des Cannibales', Modern Language Quarterly, vol 5 (1990), 459 - 490. The Modern Language Quarterly journal is available electronically via the library catalogue. [This is quite a tricky article in places, but offers some interesting insights].
Steven Rendall: "Dialectical Structure and Tactics in Montaigne's 'Of Cannibals'", Pacific Coast Philology 12 (1977): 56-63). Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1316483 .
Catherine Randall, Testimony, Translation, Text: Reading Reliably in Montaigne's "Des cannibales", Modern Language Studies, Vol. 25, No. 2 (Spring, 1995), pp. 34-44. Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3195288
David Schaefer, 'Of Cannibals and Kings: Montaigne's Egalitarianism', The Review of Politics, Vol. 43, No. 1 (Jan., 1981), pp. 43-74. Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1407010
Further Reading on Montaigne generally
Terence Cave, How to Read Montaigne (London: Granta, 2007). A very accessible introduction to Montaigne. This is now available on the Strategies electronic extracts page.
Donald Frame, Montaigne's Essais: A Study (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1969). This also offers an accessible overview of the Essais.