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Michael Garval


Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

Withers Hall 219

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Office Hours

  • Tue: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Or By Appointment

Research Publications


Cléo de Mérode and the Rise of Modern Celebrity Culture

“A Dream of Stone”: Fame, Vision, and Monumentality in Nineteenth-Century French Literary Culture

Sample articles: 

Visions of Pork Production, Past and Future, on French Belle Epoque Pig Postcards

Cléo de Mérode’s Postcard Stardom

Alexis Soyer and the Rise of the Celebrity Chef


Ph.D. French New York University 1992

Area(s) of Expertise

Nineteenth-century French literature and culture, word & image studies, celebrity, and gastronomy.