Dr Michael Garval


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Teaching and Research Interests

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



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 in French from New York University, 1992