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VITA: Dr. Bruce H. MAYER

 

Name:        MAYER, Bruce Hillis

Place of Birth:  Cumberland, Maryland

Address:     Dept.of Foreign Languages and Literature

Lynchburg College  -  Lynchburg, Va.  24501

Phone:        434-544-8447 (Office) Fax 434-544-8487

E-Mail:        mayer_b@lynchburg.edu

Home: 1636 Dogwood Lane, Lynchburg, Va. 24503 (Ph. 434-384-7150)

 

EDUCATION: Ph.D. French Literature, University of Texas at Austin, Dec. 1979

M.A.  French Literature, University of Texas at Austin, Dec. 1970

B.A.  Liberal Arts, Wesleyan University, June 1968

 

DISSERTATION: Director:  Dr. L.J. Thielemann

Title:  Machiavelli's French Reputation and its Sources:1544-1762

 

FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION: French Literature of the 18th century

French political history, Ancien Régime

Italian Language

 

TEACHING AND VOCATIONAL EXPERIENCE

John Franklin East Distinguished Professor in the Humanities, 2006-2012

Program Coordinator, Modern Languages and Literature, 2005-2006

Professor of French, Lynchburg College, 1993-

Chairperson Dept. of For. Langs. & Lit. Lynchburg Coll. 1992- 1997, 2012-

Associate Professor of French, Lynchburg College, 1988-1993

Assistant Professor of French, Lynchburg College, 1984-1988

Assistant Prof. of French and Italian, Tulane University, 1982-1984

Member of Foreign Language Dept., Williston-Northhampton School,

1976-1982  (Director Intersession Program in Paris 1976-1982)

Assistant de Langue vivante, Lycée Charlemagne, Paris 1974-75

                                                  Lycée Carnot, Paris 1970-71

Teaching Assistant, University of Texas at Austin, 1972-74

 

FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS

1.  N.D.E.A. TITLE IV Fellowship, University of Texas, 1968-1972

2.  Rotary International Fellowship to France, 1975-1976


3.  N.E.H. Summer Seminar, "The Imaginary Voyage in 18th Century French Literature," Georges MAY, Yale University, 1989

4.  Recipient of Mednick Memorial Fellowship, Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges,  1992

5.  Recipient of C.I.B.E.R. Fellowship to CIEL de Strasbourg France, granted by The Ministry  of Education and French, San Diego State University, 1994

SELECTED PAPERS PRESENTED:

1.  "Pierre Bayle's article `Machiavel', "Cincinnati Conference of Romance Languages, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, May, 1983.

 

2.  "Machiavelli and Individual Freedom, "MLA Convention, New York City, New York, December, 1984.

 

3.  "Machiavelli's Promise to the Citizen:  Political Freedom?," New College Conference on  Medieval-Renaissance Studies, New College and University of South Florida, Sarasota,  Florida, March, 1986.

 

4.  "Fénelon and Montesquieu:  Tradition and Innovation in Two Utopias of the Early Enlightenment," East Central American Society for18th Century Studies, Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, Virginia, Oct., 1986.

 

5.  "Voltaire and Kingship," Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, May, 1987.

 

6.  "Machiavelli and Voltaire," New College Conference on Medieval-Renaissance Studies, New College and University of South Florida, Sarasota, Florida, March, 1988.

 

7.  "Pierre Bayle's Political Posture," Western Society for  18th Century Studies,  University of California, Berkeley, California, February, 1989.

 

8.  "Prejudice and Censorship in the French Language Periodical Press, 1670-1720," Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, College of Charleston and  the Citadel, Charleston, S. C., March, 1989.

 


9.  "The Seminal Utopian Text of the French Enlightenment: Fénelon's Télémaque," The Society for Utopian Studies, Asilomar Conference, Pacific Grove, California, November, 1989.

 

10. "Télémaque, Book 14, The Tale Untold," The South Central  Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, The University of New Mexico,  Albuquerque,  New Mexico,  March, 1990.

 

11. "Narrative Myth and Political Reality in the Télémaque," W.E.S.E.C.S., The Univ. of California at San Marcos, San Marcos, California, Feb., 1992.

12. "The Imaginary Voyage as a Pedagogical Tool," Ninth Bi-annual Southeast Conference on Foreign Languages and Literature, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida, February, 1992.

13. "Fenelon's Télémaque," Eighteenth Annual meeting of the South Central Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, Baton Rouge, La., March, 1993.

 

14. "Legislation and the Lawgiver in Fénelon's Télémaque," Northeast American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, October, 1993.

 

15. "Like Father, Unlike Son:  Ulysses and Telemachus in the Télémaque," Southeast Conference on Foreign Languages and Literatures, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida, February,  1994.

 

16. "Versailles Deconstructed and Reconstructed in the Télémaque," Midwest American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October, 1995.

 

17. "The Subversion of an Idol:  Fenelon's Critique of Absolute Monarchy in the Telemaque," 27th Annual Meeting of the American Society for 18th Century Studies,  University of Texas at Austin,  Austin, Tex., March, 1996.

 

18.Getting Started in Multimedia Technology and Language Learning, Ingenious Methodologies through Technology, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia, October, 1996.

 

19.  Fénelons Ulysses: The Undermining of an Icon, Southeast Conference on Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Central Florida, Stetson University and Rollins College, Orlando, Fla., March, 1997.


 

20. "Preceptorial Dissent and Resistance:  Lèse‑majesté and the Télémaque," 23rd Annual South Central Society for Eighteenth‑Century Studies, San Antonio, Texas, February 19 ‑ 21, 1998.

 

21. « Ulysse de Fénelon: le héros qui brille par son absence, » Colloque International Fénelon: Troisième centenaire de la publication du Télémaque et de la condamnation par Rome de L=Explication des Maximes des Saints, 1699-1999, l’Université de Strasbourg, FRANCE, le 24-27 novembre 1999.

 

22. Fénelon's Télémaque: Utopic Vision and Political Reform, Society for Utopian Studies: 25th Annual Meeting, Vancouver, B. C., Oct. 19-22, 2000.

23. “Fénelon’s Télémaque: Discovery of Self in a Maritime Narrative Space,” South Central Society for Eighteenth Century Studies 27th Annual Meeting, South Padre Island, Texas, February 21-24, 2002.

 

24. “An 18th Century Roman Catholic Work Ethic: Physical Labor in the Télémaque,” South Central Society for Eighteenth Century Studies 28th Annual Meeting, Fort Worth, Texas, March 6-8, 2003.

 

25. “In Defense of Peace at Versailles: Fénelon’s Télémaque,” South Central Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, “Worlds of the Eighteenth Century,” Santa Fe, New Mexico, February 25-29, 2004.

 

26. “The Early Political Education of the Duc de Bourgogne: Fénelon’s Fables,” South Central Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, “Navigating the Eighteenth Century,” Saint Simons Island, Georgia, February 23-26, 2005.

 

27. “Ulysses in Fénelon’s Dialogues de Morts and Fontainebleau’s Galerie d’Ulysse (Ulysse dans les coulisses)”, South Central Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, The Spacious Ark of 18th Century Studies, Cocoa Beach, Florida, February 23-26, 2006.

 

28. “Monarchical Succession in the Télémaque”, South Central Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, An Effervescent Era, Corpus Christi, Texas, February 5-8, 2009.

 

29. “A Tale of Two Texts: Fénelon’s “Lettre à Louis XIV” and Pygmalion’s “Reign” in the Télémaque”, The Sixth International Symposium of the James Smith Noel Collection, Exaggeration, Caricature, and Other Fervid Forms, Shreveport, Louisiana, May 12-15, 2011.

 

PUBLICATIONS: 1.  "Machiavelli's Promise to the Citizen: Political Freedom?," in Machiavelli Studies, Volume I, 1987, pp. 25-42.

 

2.  "The Strategy of Rehabilitation:  Pierre Bayle on Machiavelli," in Studi Francesi, Anno 33, No, 98,  #2 May-August, 1989, pp.  203-217.

 

3. “L’Ulysse de Fénelon: Le Héros qui brille par son absence,” in Fénelon: Mystique et Politique (1699 – 1999), Actes du Colloque International de Strasbourg pour le troisième centenaire de la publication du Télémaque et de la condamnation des Maximes des Saints de,  Publiés par F.-X. Cuche et J. Le Brun,  Editions Honoré Champion, Paris: July, 2004, pp. 343 - 357.

 

‘NEW HORIZONS’

1. “Human Trafficking / Trafic d’êtres humains,” in Transnational Criminology Manual Vol. 2, Kimberly A. McCabe & Bruce H. Mayer, Wolf Legal Publishers, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 2010, pp. 281-293.

 

2. “Un Fléau Criminel International: La Traite Des Êtres Humains, » in AJ Pénal, no 4, avril 2012, Kimberly A. McCabe & Bruce H. Mayer, Dalloz, Paris 14e., pp. 192-197.

 

RELATED PUBLICATIONS

1. Bibliography Compiled for Machiavelli Studies, Vols. I, II, & III pp. 173-191, 1987-1990.

 

2. "Foreward," in Le Journal Historique, Politique, Critique et Galant (1719) by Justus Van EFFEN, A Critical Edition, by James L. Schorr, The Edwin Mellen Press, Lewiston/Queenston/Lampeter, 2008, pp. v-viii.

 

REVIEW:  1.  Christopher Lasch. "The True and Only Heaven:  Progress and its Critics," in Utopian Studies, Volume 4, No 1, 1993, pp. 156-159.

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