Associate professor: B.A., Trinity College, Dublin; M.A., The Queen's University of Belfast; M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D., Columbia University.
Dermot Ryan's research focuses on British and Irish literature of the long eighteenth century with a particular emphasis on print culture and postcolonial theory. He is the current Director of the English Graduate Program. He is published in Studies in Romanticism, Eighteenth-Century Studies, Études irlandaises, and SubStance. His first book, Technologies of Empire (University of Delaware Press, 2013), explores the ways in which eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century authors use imagination and writing not only to conceptualize emerging global empires, but also to contribute to their consolidation and expansion. He is currently writing an essay on David Mitchell’s novel, Cloud Atlas.