Louis Marvick, Ph.D.

Professor of French, Emeritus
Louis Marvick


Louis Marvick’s areas of scholarly interest are fin de siècle French literature and the relationship of literature to music and art. In 2004 he published a book on poetry and music in the late nineteenth century. His short novel, The ‘Star’ Ushak, appeared in 2010 and a collection of uncanny short stories, Dissonant Intervals, in 2016. A series of three adventures set in the eighteenth century, The Friendly Examiner, is available from Zagava Press. Recent scholarly work includes articles on George Eliot, Charles Baudelaire, Eugène Delacroix, Edgar Allan Poe, Alexander Scriabin and Gustave Moreau. He taught French language and literature at the University of Nevada, Reno, from 1987 to 2021 and Core Humanities from 1991.


  • Ph.D., Columbia University, 1983
  • M.Phil., Columbia University, 1978
  • M.A., Columbia University, 1976
  • B.A. (cum laude), University of California, Los Angeles, 1973