Emeritus Professor Angus Martin

DU (Paris), BA, DipEd (Sydney), FAHA
Emeritus Professor, French Studies
Room 739, A18 Christopher Brennan Building

+61 2 9351 5664

From 1961 to 1999 Angus Martin taught at both Macquarie University and at the University of Sydney. His principal research area continues to be eighteenth century French fiction, but he has also published on aspects of French culture and the pedagogy of his discipline. He is a member of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and was Chair of the National Scholarly Communications Forum from 1993 until 2001. He is also currently President of the Sydney University Arts Association.

Research areas

  • French literature of the eighteenth century, especially prose fiction.
  • Communications in eighteenth-century France.
  • Fiction in the age of Napoleon.
  • The pedagogy of cultural competence for learners of French.

Current projects

  • Nation and Communication in Early Modern France.
  • A revised version of A. Martin, V. Mylne, R. Frautschi, Bibliographie du roman français 1750-1800, Paris & London, 1977, to cover the years 1700-1800.

Selected publications

Angus Martin has published three important academic books and two secondary textbooks. In addition more than forty articles have appeared in specialist periodicals, on themes concerned with eighteenth century French literature, together with a number of scholarly reviews. There have been a dozen publications on teaching methodology and a further dozen unpublished studies, presented for the most part as conference papers. The most recent publications are:

  • “French Prose Fiction Published between 1701 and 1750: a new profile of productions” (with Richard Frautschi), Eighteenth-Century Fiction, XIV, 3-4, April-July 2002, 735-756.
  • “Les communications en France au XVIIIe siècle”, Cahiers de l’Association internationale des études françaises, 54, mai 2002, 329-346.
  • “Les textes narratifs”, in Peter-Eckhard Knabe, Roland Mortier and François Moureau (eds), L’aube de la modernité (vol. XVI of A comparative History of Literatures in European Languages), Amsterdam and Philadelphia, John Benjamins, 2002, 95-160.
  • “Patterns of Marginality in French Prose Fiction, 1701-1800” (with Richard Frautschi), Eighteenth-Century Fiction, XVI, 4, July 2003, 543-560