Loyola University Maryland

Modern Languages & Literatures

Dr. Andrea S. Thomas

Associate Chair, Associate Professor of French

Dr. Andrea Thomas410-617-2612
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 8/22/18

Thomas Ward

Thomas Ward, Ph.D.

A long-time proponent of service-learning, Dr. Ward's students connect with language and community through work with a Peruvian cooperative in Baltimore

Modern Languages & Literatures