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David F. Bell, Professor Emeritus of Romance Studies and Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society

David F. Bell

Nineteenth-century French literature and culture; critical theory; literature and science; literature and technology.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  209 Language Center, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-3100
Email Address: send me a message

Office Hours:

To be announced
Education:

Ph.D.Johns Hopkins University1980
MAUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill1976
BA (cum laude)Davidson College1969
Specialties:

French
European Studies
Sciences, Technologies
Theory of the Novel
Historicism
Modern and Contemporary
Space Studies, Urban Studies
Research Interests:

Nineteenth-century French literature and culture; critical theory; literature and science; literature and technology.

Areas of Interest:

19th-century French Literature
20th-century French Literature
Literature and Science
Literature and Technology
Critical Theory
Film Theory

Curriculum Vitae
Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

  • Églantine Colon  
  • Anne O'Neil Henry  
  • Alix Mazuet  
  • Virginie Pouzet  
  • Stephanie Lin  
Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Bell, DF, Real Time: Accelerating Narrative from Balzac to Zola (2004), Champaign: University of Illinois Press
  2. Bell, DF, Circumstances: Chance in the Literary Text (1993), Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press
  3. Bell, DF, Here, There, Anywhere, Spec. issue "After 9/11: European Perspectives," Contemporary French Civilization, vol. 29 no. 2 (Summer/Fall, 2005), pp. 89-109
  4. Bell, DF, Writing, movement /space, democracy: On Jacques Rancière's literary history, Substance, vol. 33 no. 1 (2004), pp. 126-140, ISSN 0049-2426 [Gateway.cgi]
  5. Bell, DF, Infinite archives, Substance, vol. 33 no. 3 (Fall, 2004), pp. 148-161, ISSN 0049-2426 [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  6. Bell, DF, Vitesse et présent dans Lucien Leuwen, L'Année stendhalienne, vol. 4 (2005), pp. 149-161
  7. Bell, DF, Gustave Le Rouge et La Conspiration des milliardaires: M.A.D. avant la lettre, Spec. issue "Science et littérature," Alliage, vol. 57-58 (2006), pp. 169-176
  8. Bell, DF, Technologies of Speed, Technologies of Crime, Yale French Studies no. 108 (2005), pp. 8-8, JSTOR, ISSN 0044-0078 [Gateway.cgi], [doi]


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