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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages

 

Professor Michael Moriarty

Position(s): 
Drapers Professor of French
Department/Section: 
French
Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages
Contact details: 
Telephone number: 
+44 (0)1223 338254
College: 
Location: 

Department of French
Raised Faculty Building
University of Cambridge
Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge
CB3 9DA
United Kingdom

About: 

Michael Moriarty is Drapers Professor of French. He was formerly Centenary Professor of French at Queen Mary, University of London. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and a Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques.

Teaching interests: 

Early modern French literature (16th to 18th centuries). 

Intellectual history.

Research interests: 

History of French thought, 16th to 18th centuries, especially Descartes and Pascal.

Roland Barthes.

Recent research projects: 

Monograph on Pascal (in progress)

Published works: 

Taste and Ideology in Seventeenth-Century France (Cambridge University Press, 1988)

Roland Barthes (Polity Press, 1991)

Early Modern French Thought: the Age of Suspicion (Oxford University Press, 2003)

Fallen Nature, Fallen Selves: Early Modern French Thought II (Oxford University Press, 2006)

Disguised Vices: Theories of Virtue in Early Modern French Thought (Oxford University Press, 2011).

Co-edited with Nicholas Hammond:

Evocations of Eloquence: Rhetoric, Literature and Religion in Early Modern France; A Festschrift for Peter Bayley (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2012).