David Bellos, Princeton University

Professor Princeton, New Jersey dbellos@princeton.edu Office: (609) 258-4686

Bio/Research

David Bellos was educated at Oxford and teaches French and Comparative Literature at Princeton, where he also directs the Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication. He has writen biographies of Georges Perec (1993) and Jacques Tati (1999) that have been translated into many languages...

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Bio/Research

David Bellos was educated at Oxford and teaches French and Comparative Literature at Princeton, where he also directs the Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication. He has writen biographies of Georges Perec (1993) and Jacques Tati (1999) that have been translated into many languages, and an introduction to translation studies, Is That A Fish in Your Ear? The Amazing Adventure of Translation (2011). He has translated numerous authors from French (Perec, Vargas, Kadare, Simenon, Antelme, Fournel) and offers a new understanding of the extraordinary life and work of Romain Gary in Romain Gary. A Tall Story (2010). He is currently writing a book about Les Misérables.

Prof. Bellos is interested in working with graduate students whose research interests overlap with his own, including the representation of popular speech in French fiction, mathematics in the methods of the Oulipo, and work and poverty in the nineteenth century.


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