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Thomas Martin (Tomás Martín)

Visiting Assistant Professor of Languages and Cultures

Thomas Martin (Tomás Martín)
Thomas Martin (Tomás Martín)

Tomás Martin is a doctoral candidate in the Department of French Studies at Louisiana State University. His research concerns the 14th Century Venice Four manuscript of the Chanson de Roland. Written in a medieval French and Venetian creole, this manuscript version of the Old French epic presents a unique narrative of Charlemagne’s 8th Century campaign in Spain and the loss of the epic hero Roland at the Battle of Roncesvalles. The manuscript is a notable holding of the Marciana Library in Venice, Italy where Tomás Martin conducts his research.

Tomás Martin graduated from the College of the Holy Cross, a Jesuit liberal arts college in Massachusetts. Through the College, he spent a year studying the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Strasbourg in France.

Prior to joining the faculty of the Department of Languages and Cultures, Tomás Martin has held teaching positions at Yale University, Columbia University, the Rassias Foundation of Dartmouth College and the Trevor Day School in New York.


Recent Publications

  • Martín, Tomás, trans., Folle de la Conservation, English screenplay by Tracy L. Norwood, 2015.
  • Martín, Tomás K. L. A Parisian Fairytale. New York: Harlem Cuentista Editions, 2014.


Doctoral studies: Louisiana State University, Yale University, Princeton University; Master of Philos. in French, Yale Univ. 2003; M.A. in French, Yale Univ. 2001; M.A. in French, Middlebury College 1996; B.A. English, College of the Holy Cross 1994

Classes Taught

  • Beginning French 
  • Intermediate French 
  • Advanced Oral Communication 
  • French Culture and Civilization
  • First Year Seminar – “French Connections” 

Areas of Expertise

Medieval Literature, Caribbean Literature, Post-colonial Studies, Francophonie