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 his uncanny short stories, Dissonant Intervals, was published by Side Real Press (UK) in 2016. A new series of adventures set in the eighteenth century, The Friendly Examiner, began to appear from Zagava Press in 2018. Recent scholarly work includes articles on Édouard Manet, Edgar Allan Poe and Gustave Moreau. He has taught French language and literature at the University of Nevada, Reno, since 1987 and Core Humanities since 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