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Department of Modern Languages
The University of Mississippi

Daniel E. O’Sullivan, Ph.D.

Professor of French and Department Chair

Office: Bondurant C-115
Phone: (662) 915-7298

Ph.D. in French, Boston College (2000)
M.A. in French, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (1994)
A.B. in French, College of the Holy Cross, Cum Laude (1992)

Teaching and Research Interests:
Medieval French and Occitan Literature, Medieval Vernacular Song, History of the French Language

Courses Taught:
FR 574: History of the French Language
FR 577: Survey of French Literature
FR 582: Medieval and Renaissance French Literature
FR 588: Chrétien de Troyes and His World

Recent Publications:


O’Sullivan, Daniel E. An Introduction to the Trouvères. In progress and under contract with the University of Florida Press.

O’Sullivan, Daniel E., Christopher Callahan, and Marie-Geneviève Grossel, eds. Les Chansons de Thibaut IV, Roi de Navarre. Textes et Mélodies. Paris: Champion, 2018.

O’Sullivan, Daniel E. and Laine Doggett, eds. Founding Feminisms in Medieval Studies. Suffolk, UK: Boydell and Brewer, March 2016.


O’Sullivan, Daniel E. “Beyond the Chanson: (Less) Successful Troubadour Genres in Trouvère Lyric,” Tenso 36 (2021): 101-119.

O’Sullivan, Daniel E. “Transcription and Musical Memory in the Occitan Chansonnier in Paris, BnF French 795,” New Perspective in Materiality, Interpretation and Visual Poetics. Eds. by Beatrice Arduini, Isabella Magni, and Jelena Todorovic. Leiden: Brill, 2021. 35-48.

O’Sullivan, Daniel E. “Visualizing Chess and Love in Les Eschez d’Amours,” Games and Visual Culture in the Middle Ages. Eds. Elizabeth Lapina and Vanina Kopp. Turnhout: Brepols, 2020. 129-144.

O’Sullivan, Daniel E., “The Northern French jeu-parti,” Musical Culture in the World of Adam de la Halle. Ed. Jennifer Saltzstein. Leiden: Brill, 2019. 153-188.

O’Sullivan, Daniel E., “Troubadour Lyric, Fin’Amors, and Rape Culture,” Teaching Rape: Approaches to Difficult Texts in the Medieval Literature Classroom. Ed. Allison Gulley. Arc Humanities Press: 2018. 151-163.

O’Sullivan, Daniel E., Christopher Callahan, Marie-Geneviève Grossel, and William Hudson. “Thibaut de Champagne au XXIe siècle: l’édition de trouvère dans son contexte culturel” Philologie et musicologie (Acts of 2015 conference), 2019, 61-78.

Awards and Honors:
University of Mississippi Faculty Achievement Award, 2017
Southeastern Medieval Association Scholarship Award, 2017
SEC Faculty Travel Grant, 2017
Mississippi Humanities Council UM Teacher of the Year, 2008
College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Teacher, 2008

Web Resources:
French Program
Department of Modern Languages