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David Uber

David M. Uber

Professor of French
General Director, Baylor in Paris Summer Study Program

One Bear Place #97392
Waco, TX 79798-7392
Old Main 377.03
OFFICE: (254) 710-6026
FAX: (254) 710-3799
David_Uber@baylor.edu

Fall 2016 Office Hours:
MW 8:30-9:00, 10:00-11:15, 2:15-4:15; TR 8:30-9:30, 10:30-12:00; F 8:30-9:00, 10:00-11:15; and by appointment.

EDUCATION:
Ph.D., Rice University
M. A., Rice University
B. A., Hamilton College
Hamilton College Junior Year in France (Paris)

RESEARCH INTERESTS:
Contemporary French society, Georges Brassens, Patrick Modiano

COURSES TAUGHT AT BAYLOR:
FRE 1401--Elementary French
FRE 1402--Elementary French
FRE 1403--Pre-Intermediate French
FRE 1412--Accelerated Elementary French
FRE 2310--Intermediate French
FRE 2312--Intermediate French for Business
FRE 2320--Intermediate French
FRE 3305--Introduction to Commercial French
FRE 3320--Conversation and Composition in Paris
FRE 3325--French Proficiency
FRE 3337--French Civilization
FRE 3338--Contemporary French Civilization
FRE 3340--Paris: A Cultural Overview
FRE 3341--Tour de France: Regions and Provinces
FRE 4319--Nineteenth Century Literature
FRE 4332--Survey of French Literature
FRE 43CO--French Senior Capstone (team taught)
FRE 4341--French Media
FRE 4V90--Independent Study
Honor Colloquia

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

Director, Baylor Exchange Programs with CUPA/Sorbonne (France), Seinan Gakuin University (Japan), Yonsei University (Korea)

BU Exchange Professor to Seinan Gakuin University, Fukuoka Japan (Fall 2014)

Interim Director, Division of French and Italian (2007-2011)

Director, Division of French and Italian (1982-2003)

Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) US Army Reserve (Military Intelligence, Army Reserve Attaché)

MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS AND PAPERS:

“Maigret’s Cabin Fever: A magnificent obsession in two late detective novels by Georges Simenon,” presented at the European Studies Conference, University of Nebraska at Omaha, October, 2016.

"We’ll always have… Modiano’s Paris as seen in Quartier Perdu,” published (on-line) in the European Studies Conference 2015 Selected Proceedings, Spring 2016.

“Edmond de Goncourt takes on Paris in his Journal: his walks and observations in the French capital during 1870-1871” published (on line) in the European Studies Conference 2013 Selected Proceedings, Spring 2014.

“Maigret, atmosphere and the theme of the ‘inconnu’ in two short stories by Simenon published (on line) in the European Studies Conference 2012 Selected Proceedings, Spring 2013.

“Sunday on the Seine with Maigret: Fantaisie and Joie de Vivre in La Guinguette à Deux Sous,” published (on-line) in the European Studies Conference 2011 Selected Proceedings, Spring 2012.