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Curriculum Vitae

David F. Bell

Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-3100
dfbell@duke.edu

Education:

  • 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.

Professional Service

  • 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

  • "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.
Doctoral Theses Directed

Laura Balladur, (defended spring, 2005)

Publications and Professional Lectures (listed separately)

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