David Ellison

Distinguished Professor in the Humanities

 

Degrees

  • -Ph.D.  Yale University 1975
  • -A.B. Dartmouth College, summa cum laude, 1971

 

Research Interests

  • -French literature of the 19th and 20th centuries
  • -Marcel Proust
  • -Narrative theory
  • -Franco-German literary relations

 

Selected Publications

-Proust et la tradition littéraire européenne. Classiques Garnier, 2013.

  • -A Reader’s Guide to Proust’s ‘In Search of Lost Time.’  Cambridge University Press, 2010.
  • -Ethics and Aesthetics in European Modernist Literature:  From the Sublime to the Uncanny. Cambridge University Press (paperback 2006; hardback 2001).
  • -Les Afriques de Rimbaud (With Ralph Heyndels, co-editor).  Schena Editore and Presses de l’Université de Paris-Sorbonne, 2006.
  • -Les Modernités de Victor Hugo (With Ralph Heyndels, co-editor).  Schena Editore and Presses de l’Université de Paris-Sorbonne, 2004.
  • -Of Words and the World:  Referential Anxiety in Contemporary French Fiction.  Princeton University Press, 1993.
  • -Understanding Albert Camus. University of South Carolina Press, 1990.
  • -The Reading of Proust.  The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1984.

 

Courses Taught

  • -Eighteenth-Century French Literature:  « Raison, déraisonnement, égarement:  le sujet pensant face à son monde au 18e siècle »
  • -The Contemporary French Novel:  “Makine, Darrieussecq, Houellebecq, Angot, Echenoz, Sijie, Taïa, Le Clézio”
  • -Contemporary French Thought:  “La question des origines:  Nietzsche, Heidegger, Foucault, Rousseau, Derrida”
  • -Nineteenth-Century French Literature :  « Baudelaire et ses effets »
  • -Twentieth-Century French Literature:  “L’héritage de Proust”