Stephen Maddux, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of French 

Comparative Literary Traditions, French, Modern Languages

Location: Carpenter Hall 207
Fax: 972-721-4088
Other Phone: 214-929-6518


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

Recent Courses

  • Intro to French Literature (MCTF3305)
  • Intro to Old French (MCTF5315)
  • Elementary French I (MFr1301)
  • Advanced Grammar I (MFr3145)
  • Elementary French II (MFr1302)
  • Intermediate French II (MFr2312)
  • Advanced Grammar II (MFr3146)
  • Intermediate French I & II
  • Advanced French Grammar
  • King Arthur in Europe I / The Search for the Holy Grail
  • King Arthur in Europe II / Lancelot
  • JRR Tolkien: Heroic Fantasy & the Literary Tradition
  • French Symbolist Poetry
  • Introduction to Old French
  • Introduction to Old Occitan
  • Historical Linguistics
  • 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)


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

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.


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