Michael Mulryan - Directory - Christopher Newport University


Michael Mulryan

Honors Program - Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures

Michael Mulryan

Associate Professor

McMurran Hall 113
(757) 594-7083


  • 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


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


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.


Michael J. Mulryan is Associate 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 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 Bucquoy, Casanova, and Jean-Henri Latude. He has published journal articles in French and English for 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 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 editing and translating an unpublished manuscript by Louis-Sébastien Mercier in collaboration with Geneviève Boucher from the University of Ottawa.

  • Book, Scholarly-New
    Louis Sébastien Mercier: Reform and Revolution in Eighteenth-Century Paris. Pages, 421 typeset 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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