Name: MAYER, Bruce Hillis
Place of Birth:
Phone: 434-544-8447 (Office) Fax 434-544-8487
EDUCATION: Ph.D. French Literature,
M.A. French Literature,
B.A. Liberal Arts,
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
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,
Chairperson Dept. of For. Langs. & Lit.
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.,
1976-1982 (Director Intersession Program in Paris 1976-1982)
Assistant de Langue vivante, Lycée Charlemagne, Paris 1974-75
Lycée Carnot, Paris 1970-71
FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS
1. N.D.E.A. TITLE IV Fellowship, University of Texas, 1968-1972
2. Rotary International
3. N.E.H. Summer Seminar, "The
Imaginary Voyage in 18th Century French Literature," Georges MAY,
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',
2. "Machiavelli and Individual
Freedom, "MLA Convention,
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,
5. "Voltaire and Kingship,"
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,
8. "Prejudice and Censorship in
the French Language Periodical Press, 1670-1720," Southeastern American
Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies,
9. "The Seminal Utopian Text of
the French Enlightenment: Fénelon's Télémaque," The Society for Utopian
Studies, Asilomar Conference,
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,
15. "Like Father, Unlike Son:
Ulysses and Telemachus in the Télémaque," Southeast Conference on
Foreign Languages and Literatures,
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.
Started in Multimedia Technology and Language Learning,”
Ingenious Methodologies through Technology,
19. “Fénelon’s 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.
Télémaque: Utopic Vision and Political Reform,”
Society for Utopian Studies: 25th Annual Meeting,
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.
Early Political Education of the Duc de Bourgogne: Fénelon’s Fables,” South
Central Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, “Navigating the Eighteenth
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.
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.
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.
Name: MAYER, Bruce Hillis