Assistant 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. Other teaching and research interests include cultural studies, contemporary Irish literature, Marxism, and genre theory.
His essays on the intersections of print culture and empire in the long eighteenth century have appeared in Studies in Romanticism (Spring 2009) and Eighteenth-Century Studies (Fall 2010). His current project 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.