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David F. Bell
Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708
- Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, 1980
- MA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1976
- BA (cum laude) Davidson College, 1969
Awards, Honors, and Distinctions
- Summer Research Grant, Duke University Arts and Sciences Research Council, 1999
- Fellowship for University Professors, National Endowment for the Humanities, 1999-2000
- Fellowships for University Teachers, National Endowment for the Humanities, 0 1999
- Summer Research Grant, Duke University Arts and Sciences Research Council, 1998
- Joseph K. Lublin Distinguished Award for Teaching Excellence, Duke University, 1995
- Fellowship for University Professors, National Endowment for the Humanities, 1990-91
- Fellow, National Humanities Center, 1990-91
- Fellowships for University Teachers, National Endowment for the Humanities, 0 1990
- Faculty Development Grant, Duke University, Spring semester, 1987
- Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor, Duke University, 1985-86
Major Grant Support
AT&T Univeristy Equipment Donation Program, $107,000 computer equipment grant for the Carr Building Language Laboratory, Duke University (co-authored with Prof. Clate Tufts and Ms. Pegge Abrams), 1993.
European Union Center Grant, $200,000 grant in conjunction with the University of North Carolina to establish a joint center for European Union studies, 1998-2000.
- DGS, MA in the Humanities Program : Academic Advising, DGS, MA in the Humanities Program : Academic Advising. December 6, 2010, 2005 - 2010
- Associate Dean of the Graduate School, The Graduate School, 2005 - 2006
- Chair, Arts and Sciences Online Learning Advisory Committee, 2012-2013
- Modern Language Association, French 19th Century Division Committee, 2011-2016
- Graduate Admissions Committee, 2012-13
- Department Website Redesign Committee, 2013-2014
- Advisory Committee on Online Education, 2012-2014
- Co-editor, SubStance, since 1998
- Graduate Committee (Romance Studies), 2012-2013
- Interim Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Education : The Graduate School, Interim Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Education : The Graduate School. October 21, 2011 - June 30, 2012, October 21, 2011 - June 30, 2012
- ex officio, Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure Committee, October 21, 2011 - June 30, 2012
- ex officio, Academic Priorities Committee, 2011-2012
- Senior Associate Dean of the Graduate School, The Graduate School, 2006 - 2011
- Assessment Working Group, 2010-2011
- member, Master's Advisory Committee, 2009-2011
- Member, International Affairs Committee, 2009-2010
- Member and now Chair, German Joint Degree Implementation Committee, 2008-2009
- Senior Associate Dean of the Graduate School, October 2006 - present
- Member, PMLA Advisory Committee, 2006 - 2009
- Co-Editor of the journal SubStance, 1999 - present
- ex officio member and agenda organizer, Executive Committee of the Graduate Faculty, 2005 - present
- Member, Assessment working group: SACS reaccrediation, 2007 - 2008
- Editorial boards of the journals French Studies and Contemporary French Civilization, 2000 - present
- University Committee on Communication Issues, 2003 - 2004
Selected Recent Talks and Lectures
Doctoral Theses Directed
"Stendhal's Tact," Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium, University of Richmond, October 26, 2013.
"Representing Representation," Articulations of Difference: A Symposium in Honor of Lawrence Schehr, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, September 14, 2012.
"Balzac's Le Contrat de mariage: Code, Law, beyond the Law," Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium, Phila. PA, October 29, 2011.
"The Critical Difference of The Critical Difference," Duke University, 4 December 2009.
"Balzac’s Archaeology of War," Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium, Brigham Young University, October 24, 2009.
"Bunker Busting and Bunker Mentalities, or, Is It Safe To Be Underground?," Symposium on Speaking Safety and Security, Brandeis University, October 12, 2007.
"Interdisciplinary Quandaries," Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium, University of South Alabama, October 19, 2007.
"Stocking Information: Au Bonheur des dames," Nineteenth-Century French Studies, Indiana University, October 19, 2006.
"Anarchy/Speed: La Bande à Bonnot," MLA Convention, Washington, DC, December 27, 2005.
"La Communication instantanée: Au Bonheur des dames," Émile Zola: Mémoire et sensations, Université du Québec à Montréal, September 23, 2005.
"Cinematic Pervision: Ideology and the Look in Cahiers du cinéma in the Early Seventies," 20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium, University of Florida, Gainesville, April 02, 2005.
"Jacques Rancière on Balzac: Le Curé de village through the Lens of La Chair des mots," Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium, Washington University, St Louis, MO, October 29, 2004.
"Insuffisances Technologiques: Gustave Le Rouge et la surenchère des machines," Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium, University of Arizona, Tucson, 25 October 2003.
"Archives via Derrida, Kittler, et al.," Twentieth-Century French Studies Colloquium, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, 28 March 2003.
"Technologies of Speed, Technologies of Crime," MLA Convention, New York, 27 December 2002.
"Hotmail," Nineteenth-Century French Colloquium, University of Winsconsin-Madison, 19 October 2001.
"Confession of an Almost-Thematic Critic," Colloquium on "The State of the Art", University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 12 October 2001.
"Going Places, Getting Messages: Speed and Communication in Le Comte de Monte-Cristo," University of Pennsylvania, 22 March 2000.
"Going Places, Getting Messages: Speed and Communication in Le Comte de Monte-Cristo," Harvard University, 16 March 2000.
"Of Telegraphs in Stendhal," MLA Convention, Chicago, 28 December 1999.
"Collateral Damage," Colloquium "Balzac: familles de chair, familles d'esprit, familles de papier," New York University, 19 November 1999.
"Moving, Mapping: Balzacian Topographies," Colloquium "Après Balzac/ After Balzac." Aarhus University, Denmark, 14 October 1999.
"Mimetic Desire in La Regenta," National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute on "Authority, Text, and Context in Nineteenth-Century Spanish Realism: Leopoldo Alas's La Regenta (1884-85)," Duke University, 22 July 1999.
"Technologies of Communication in Early Nineteenth-Century France," French Cultural Studies Summer Institute on "Science and Culture in France," Dartmouth College, 6 July 1999.
"Roads, Routes, Streets: Balzac on the Move," University of California at Berkeley, 29 January 1999.
Laura Balladur, (defended spring, 2005)
- Publications and Professional Lectures (listed separately)
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