Historicism

David F. Bell

David F. Bell, Professor Emeritus of Romance Studies

Office: 209 Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-3100

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

Roberto Maria Dainotto

Roberto Maria Dainotto, Professor of Romance Studies

Office: 217A Language Center, Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708

Modern and contemporary Italian culture. Publications include Place in Literature: Regions, Cultures, Communities (Cornell UP, 2000); Europe (in Theory) (Duke UP, 2007); The Mafia: A Cultural History (Reaction Books, 2015);  and the edited volume ... Full Profile »

Laurent Dubois

Laurent Dubois, Professor of Romance Studies

Office: 213 Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-3112

I am a specialist on the history and culture of the Atlantic world, with a focus on the Caribbean and particularly Haiti. I am the faculty director of the Forum for Scholars and Publics at Duke University, and write for magazines including the New Republic, Sports Illustrated, and the New Yorker. I... Full Profile »

Richard Rosa

Richard Rosa, Associate Professor of Romance Studies

Office: 205 Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-3100

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Helen Solterer

Helen Solterer, Professor of Romance Studies

Office: 217B Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-3118

I’m a critic of fiction –and creative non-fiction – in French in all its forms.
Liberty at its purest, as Alain Chartier, Annie Saumont, Sade test it.
An engaging discipline as Beckett, Rutebeuf, Voltaire, and Zeina Abirached practice it.

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Anne Garreta

Anne Garreta, Research Professor of Literature

Office: 101D Friedl Bldg, Literature Program, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 668-5389


A graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Anne Garréta, did her License de Lettres at the Université Paris 4 (Sorbonne), her Maitrise and her D.E.A at the Université Paris 7 (Diderot) before moving to the US and pursuing her PhD there.
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