Robert J. Morrissey

Senior Fellow


Robert Morrissey earned his PhD with honors in French literature from the University of Chicago in 1978 and began teaching there in 1981. Morrissey specializes in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century French history, literature and critical theory. His work concentrates on themes and cultural currents over the longue duree. He is Director of the Project for American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language (ARTFL) and of the France-Chicago Center. He is the general editor of the on-line edition of Diderot and d'Alembert's Encyclopedie.