Associate Professor NTT


Martine Sauret specializes in literatures of the fifteenth and sixteenth century as well as Art in the contemporary world. She has worked extensively on Rabelais, Montaigne, Tory, Apian and on cartography. She studies relations of space and writing in literature and cartography. Her work moves to and from early modern France and issues in theory and interpretation of visual media. 

Sauret teaches various levels of classes at Macalester.  The communication with students is the best part of the job, she says. Seeing the “light” glowing in students’ eyes is extremely rewarding.

She is a member of the Executive Board for the Alliance Française in the Twin Cities.   She is a mentor at the Walker Art Center, helping elementary and secondary teachers and their classes to understand the value of contemporary art in society.

She regularly writes articles for the journal Reflets AATTF (American Association of Teachers of French) and is the translator at the SIEFAR (Société Internationale pour l’Etude des Femmes de l’Ancien Régime). She has published in various professional journals on Renaissance Literature, early Modern France and Francophone studies.

She completed the French co/translation co/edition of the Study guide and book Transforming the United Nations System.  Designs for a Workable World by Joseph E. Schwartzberg. (Transformer le système des Nations Unies. Esquisses pour un monde plus fonctionnel).  New York: United Nations, United Press, 2013.  The original translation (367 pages) was published by the  the World Federalist Movement – Institute for Global Policy and Workable World Trust in 2017.  The study guide will be published in 2018 by the same press.  The book and study guide examine the importance of changes of the United Nation system.

Dr. Sauret’s other publications include: Voyages dans l’Ecole cartographique de Dieppe au XVIe siècle. Espaces altérités et influences (New York: Peter Lang, 2014);  Les voies cartographiques (New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2004);  L’Inconscient graphique. Essai sur l’écriture de la Renaissance.  A Translation into French of The Graphic Unconscious in Early Modern French Writing, by Tom Conley (Cambridge Studies in French; Cambridge University Press, 1992).  Translation published by Presses Universitaires de Vincennes. (2000); and “Gargantua’’ et les délits du corps (New York: Peter Lang, 1997).    Awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Newberry Library (Chicago), and the Renaissance Study Association. She is a member of the Modern Language Association, the International Association for the History of Cartography, the Siefar and The CEMS (Center for Early Modern Studies).

Sauret received her undergraduate degrees from the Sorbonne and The Institut des Langues Orientales, Paris France and her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.