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 is Associate Professor of English and Director of the English Graduate Program. His 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 author of Technologies of Empire: Writing, Imagination, and the Making of Imperial Networks, 1750-1820 (University of Delaware Press, 2013). He has published articles on literature and empire in Studies in Romanticism, Eighteenth-Century Studies, and Études irlandaises, as well as on the romantic lineages of Karl Marx in SubStance: A Review of Theory and Literary Criticism. In addition, he has co-authored (with Casey Shoop) an essay on David Mitchell’s novel, Cloud Atlas, and has an article on Marx and translation forthcoming in Boundary 2.