Morrissey, Robert 1947–

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Morrissey, Robert 1947–

(Robert John Morrissey)

PERSONAL: Born September 7, 1947, in Boston, MA; son of Robert John (a university administrator) and Jane Mary (Gordon) Morrissey; married Helen Kenrich (marriage ended); married Marie-Claire Caravah; children: Julian, Laura, Paul, Daniele. Ethnicity: "Irish." Education: University of Massachusetts at Amherst, B.A., 1970; Sorbonne, University of Paris, M.A., 1971; attended Università per Stranieri, 1974, 1975; University of Chicago, Ph.D. (with honors), 1982.

ADDRESSES: Home—6116 S. Greenwood Ave., Chicago, IL 60637. Office—Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Chicago, 1050 E. 59th St., Chicago, IL 60637.

CAREER: University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, instructor, 1978–81, assistant professor 1982–87, associate professor, 1987–97, professor of Romance languages and literatures, 1998–. Princeton University, visiting associate professor, 1988; École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, guest research director, 1998; New York University, Andrew Delau Annual Lecturer, 1997; guest lecturer at other institutions, including University of Grenoble, University of Turin, Tulane University, University of Dallas, Stanford University, University of Montreal, and Duke University. Project for American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language, director, 1978–; Chicago Group on Modern France, codirector, 1992–; conference organizer.

AWARDS, HONORS: Weinberg Fund fellow in Italy, 1973, and France, 1973–74; Lurcy Foundation, fellow in France, 1975–76, grant, 1982–83; National Endowment for the Humanities grants, 1978–79, 1990–93, 1997; Government of France, grant, 1983, Centres d'excellence award, 1993–97; Scaler Foundation grants, 1984–85, 1989–90, 1991–94; grant for Switzerland, American Council of Learned Societies, 1985; Packard Foundation grant, 1986–87; Mellon grant for Berlin and Paris, 1988; decorated chevalier, L'Ordre des Palmes Académiques, 1990; Florence Gould Foundation grants, 1994–96, 1996–2000; decorated chevalier, L'Ordre National du Mérite, 1997; Grand Prix d'Histoire Chateaubriand, 1997, for L'Empereur à la barbe fleurie: Charlemagne dans la mythologie et l'histoire de France,

WRITINGS:

La Rêverie jusqu'à Rousseau: Recherches sur un to-pos littéraire, French Forum (Lexington, KY), 1984.

L'Empereur à la barbe fleurie: Charlemagne dans la mythologie et l'histoire de France, Gallimard (Paris, France), 1997, translation by Catherine Tihanyi published as Charlemagne and France: A Thousand Years of Mythology, University of Notre Dame Press (Notre Dame, IN), 2003.

(Editor, with Denis Diderot and Jean d'Alembert) L'Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des arts, des sciences et des métiers (e-book), American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language (Chicago, IL), 1998.

Contributor to books, including La politique du texte, Presses Universitaire de Lille (Paris, France), 1992; Les Lieux de Mémoire: Les France; De l'archive à l'emblème, edited by Pierre Nora, Gallimard (Paris, France), 1992; and Home and Its Dislocations in Nineteeneth-Century France, edited by Suzanne Nash, State University of New York Press (Albany, NY), 1993. Contributor of articles and reviews to French and American periodicals, including French Forum, Scholarly Communication, Sociocriticism, Stanford French Review, French Review, Journal of Modern History, and Modern Philology. Editor of special issue, Substance, 1988.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

History: Review of New Books, fall, 2003, Felice Lifshitz, review of L'Empereur à la barbe fleurie: Charlemagne dans la mythologie et l'histoire de France, p. 23.

Journal of Modern History, December, 1999, David Ganz, review of L'Empereur à la barbe fleurie, p. 949.

Publishers Weekly, January 20, 2003, review of L'Empereur à la barbe fleurie, p. 66.

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