Loyola University Maryland

Modern Languages & Literatures

Dr. Andrea S. Thomas

Associate Professor of French
Chair, Modern Languages and Literatures

Photo of French Professor Andrea Thomas in blue and crimson plaid overcoat against stone background with fall tree foliage. 410-617-2612
Maryland Hall 351H


  • New York University, BA, Comparative Literature
  • Columbia University, MA, MPhil, PhD, French and Romance Philology

Research and Teaching Interests

  • 19th - 21st Century French and Francophone Literature
  • Adaptation
  • Textual History and Criticism
  • French Theatre

Recent Courses Taught at Loyola University Maryland

  • FR104 Intermediate French II
  • FR216 Exploring the Text
  • FR340 The Text and the Screen
  • FR359 The Fantastic 19th Century
  • FR360 Topics in French Theatre—20th century
  • FR362 CENSORED [Censorship in 19th-Century France]
  • FR376 Outsiders in Sub-Saharan Francophone Literature

Lectures and Presentations

Presentations at Scholarly Conferences

  • Nineteenth-Century French Studies (NCFS) Conference, "Naturalism, Published Belgian-Style,” Charlottesville, Virginia, November 9-11.
  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), “Diversifying the Fourth Semester College-Level French Course,” Boston, Massachusetts, November 18-20, 2016.
  • Nineteenth Century French Studies (NCFS), “Judith Gautier and Armchair Escapism,” San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 16-18, 2014.
  • Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century French and Francophone Studies. "Publish, Perish: Fictional Representations of the Éditeur, New York, New York, March 6-8, 2014.
  • Nineteenth Century French Studies (NCFS), “Fictional biographies of Rimbaud and Lautréamont,” Richmond, Virginia, October 24-26, 2013.
  • Nineteenth Century French Studies (NCFS), “The Fairer Text: Women Editors of the Nineteenth Century,” Raleigh, North Carolina, October 11-14, 2012 .
  • Nineteenth Century French Studies (NCFS), “Oscar Wilde’s Multilingual Salomé,” University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 27-29, 2011.
  • Twentieth-and Twenty-First Century French and Francophone Studies, "Ghelderode, Cixous, and the Evolution of the Human Puppet." University of San Francisco, March 30-April 2, 2011.
  • Nineteenth Century French Studies (NCFS), "Multi-Authorship and Hugo's Les Misérables." Yale University, October 14-16, 2010.
  • Twentieth-and Twenty-First Century French and Francophone Studies, "Michel de Ghelderode, the Wooster Group, and postmodernist revisions of La Tentation de saint Antoine."  University of Guelph, March 25-27, 2010. 
  • European Society for Textual Scholarship (ESTS), "Maeterlinck's L'Oiseau bleu, from Moscow to Hollywood." 6th International Conference, Brussels, Belgium, November 19-21, 2009.
  • Twentieth-and Twenty-First Century French and Francophone Studies, "Maeterlinck's L'Oiseau bleu, Hollywood and Textual Instability." University of Minnesota, March 25-27, 2009.

Service, Activities, and Memberships in Academic Societies

Service: College Activities (Representative assignments)

  • Faculty Development Advisory Board (2017-2018)
  • Honor Council (2013-2015)
  • Faculty Handbook and Academic Policies (2013-2015)
  • French Club Moderator (2009-2014)

Memberships in Academic Societies

  • Modern Language Association
  • American Association of Teachers of French
  • Greater Washington Association of Teachers of Foreign Language



  • Lautréamont, Subject to Interpretation. Amsterdam: BRILL | Rodopi, 2015.


  • “Judith Gautier, Vers Libre,and the Faux East.” Symposium: A Quarterly Journal in Modern Literatures 72.2 (May 2018) 77-88.
  • “Lautréamont Électro: une musique faite par tous, non par un.” Revue des Sciences Humaines  314 (avril-juin 2014) 145-160.
  • “Michel de Ghelderode, the Wooster Group, and postmodernist revisions of La Tentation de saint Antoine.Orbis Litterarum 67.2 (April 2012) 136-153.
  • “Maeterlinck’s L’Oiseau bleu, Hollywood and Textual Instability.” Neophilologus (October 2009).
  • “John Cage et Lautréamont pulvérisés par l’assistance même.” Lautréamont, L’autre de la Littérature. Actes du 8e colloque international des Amis Passés Présents et Futurs d’Isidore Ducasse. Cahiers Lautréamont 77 (2007): 209-217.

Book Reviews: 

  • Review of Victor Hugo, Jean- Paul Sartre, and the Liability of Liberty by Bradley Stephens. Oxford: Legenda, 2011. Nineteenth Century French Studies 41.3-4 (2013): 326-328.
  • Review of Le Roman symboliste: un art de l’“extrême conscience” by Valérie Michelet Jacquod. Geneva: Droz, 2008. Romanic Review 101.4 (2010): 861-863.
  • Review of Ducasse et Lautréamont: L’envers et l’endroit, by Michel Pierssens. Tusson: Presses universitaires de Vincennes et du Lérot, 2005. Romanic Review 100.3 (2009): 398-400.


PJB 11/14/18

Andrea Thomas, Ph.D.

Andrea Thomas, Ph.D.

This associate professor of French encourages students to draw connections between real-world experiences and learning a foreign language

Modern Languages & Literatures