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  Research Interests:

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

Recent Papers, Books and Preprints
  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 (2005), pp. 89-109.
  4. Bell, DF, Writing, movement /space, democracy: On Jacques Rancière's literary history, Substance, vol. 33 no. 1 (January, 2004), pp. 126-140 [Gateway.cgi], [doi].
  5. Bell, DF, Infinite Archives, Spec. Issue "Overload," Substance, vol. 33 no. 3 (Fall, 2004), pp. 148-161 [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 [Gateway.cgi], [doi].