Dr. Stephen Maddux

Associate Professor of French

Comparative Literary Traditions,French,Modern Languages
Location: Carpenter Hall 207
Fax: 972-721-4088
Other Phone: 214-929-6518



Degrees and Education

  • B.A., French & English, University of Dallas, 1971
  • M.A., Comparative Studies in Literature,University of Chicago, 1973
  • Ph.D., Comparative Studies in Literature, University of Chicago, 1979



    Fall 2010 I am teaching:
    Intro to French Literature (MCTF3305)

    Intro to Old French (MCTF5315)

    Elementary French I (MFr1301)

    Advanced Grammar I (MFr3145)

    Spring 2011 I will teach:

    Elementary French II (MFr1302)
    Intermediate French II (MFr2312)
    Advanced Grammar II (MFr3146)

    Courses I regularly teach:
    Intermediate French I & II
    Advanced French Grammar
    King Arthur in Europe I / The Search for the Holy Grail
    King Arthur in Europe II / Lancelot
    JRRTolkien: Heroic Fantasy & the Literary Tradition

    Courses I have taught and will teach on demand::
    French Symbolist Poetry
    Introduction to Old French
    Introduction to Old Occitan
    Historical Linguistics

    Courses I taught regularly at some time in the past:
    Literary Tradition One (Eng1301)
    Literary Tradition Two (Eng1302)
    Augustine (ClL3334 Latin)
    Medieval Latin Readings (ClL3335 Latin)
    Arthurian Romance (Eng5320)
    Medieval World (Humanities 6326)
    Renaissance World (Humanities 6327)


    Contact Person For

    French Program
    Fulbright, NSEP grants
    Center for Contemplative Studies
    Concentration in Medieval and Renaissance Studies
    Language Concentration
    Qualification in French for graduate students.

    JSM's Writing Guide

  • JSM's Writing Guide (pdf)

    Current Research Project

    Co-editing, co-translating, and co-introducing the complete sermons of Petrus Lombardus, aka Peter the Lombard, twelfth-century theologian, for the Dallas Medieval Texts and Translations (Peeters)


    Representative Publications

    "La Pénitence de Perceval." Communio: Revue catholique internationale (version française) 3:5 (1978) 59-69

    "The Fiction of the 'Livre' in Robert de Boron's Merlin." Journal of the Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association 5 (1985) 41-56

    "Satan with and without a face in Georges Bernanos." Claudel Studies 13:2 (1986) 22-33