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Michael Mulryan

Honors Program - Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures


Michael Mulryan

Professor

McMurran Hall 113
(757) 594-7083
michael.mulryan@cnu.edu

Education

  • Ph D in French Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • MA in Museum Professions, Seton Hall University
  • BA in French and History, St. Bonaventure University

Teaching

French literature and culture; interdisciplinary studies, particularly links between art, history, and literature; French civlization; French language and pedagogy at all levels.

Research

Eighteenth-century French literature and the Enlightenment; the French Revolution; urban space; interdisciplinary studies, particularly links between art, history, and literature; French civilization; French Language and pedagogy at all levels.

Biography

Michael J. Mulryan is a Professor of French and French Literature and has taught at CNU since the fall of 2009. He completed the PhD in French Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) (2009), the MA in French Literature at UIUC (2003), the MA in Museum Professions at Seton Hall University (2001), and the BA at Saint Bonaventure University in French and History (1998). He currently teaches a wide array of French, French literature, comparative literature, and interdisciplinary courses for MCLL, Honors, and the Museum Studies Minor. He has also taught courses abroad on the history of French Museums (Paris 2012) and Neoclassical and Classical art (Aix-en-Provence 2015). His research focuses primarily on the representation of urban space and the marginalized in eighteenth-century French literature. He is the author of Louis Sébastien Mercier: Revolution and Reform in Eighteenth-Century Paris (Transits: Literature, Thought & Culture 1650-1850, Bucknell University Press 2023); he is the co-translator and co-editor of a bilingual edition of Louis Sébastien Mercier's 'Comment fonder la morale du peuple? Traité d'éducation pour l'avènement d'une société nouvelle' (a treatise on moral philosophy and education) (the MHRA of Cambridge, 2020); he is also the co-editor of and a contributor to Eighteenth-Century Escape Tales: Between Fact and Fiction (Transits: Literature, Thought & Culture 1650-1850, Bucknell University Press, July 2016). He has published on authors, such as Louis-Sébastien Mercier, Jean-François Marmontel, l’Abbé de Bucquoy, Voltaire, Casanova, Pétrus Borel, and Jean-Henri Latude. He has published journal articles in French and English for French Studies in Southern Africa, Lingua Romana, l’Érudit-Franco Espagnol, Cithara: Essays in the Judaeo-Christian Tradition, XVIII : New Perspectives on the Eighteenth Century, 1650-1850: Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Era, and Dalhousie French Studies. He has also published book reviews in French and English for Eighteenth-Century Fiction, Eighteenth-Century Studies, French Studies in Southern Africa, H-France, The French Review, and Analyses. He also regularly presents conference papers in French and English at the meetings of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, The Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, and The International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. He is currently working on a history of the Bastille that includes excerpts from prison literature on the state prison from its inception to its fall in the late eighteenth century.

Selected Accomplishments

  • Book, Scholarly-New
    (2023). Louis Sébastien Mercier: Revolution and Reform in Eighteenth-Century Paris. Bucknell University Press/Rutgers Univesrity Press. Pages, 272 pages..
  • Book, Scholarly-New
    (2020). Comment fonder la morale du peuple: Traité d’éducation pour l’avènement d’une société nouvelle. Volume, 69. Pages, 224.
  • Conference Proceeding
    (2020). . Louis-Sébastien Mercier’s (1740-1814) Enduring Belief in the "Perfectibility of Man": The Re-Naissance of l’Homme Nouveau in the Wake of the Reign of Terror.. H-France Salon. Volume, 12. Issue, 8. Pages, NA/Video recording.
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