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DavidWillsDavid  Wills

College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Department: English

Expertise: French and comparative literature; contemporary French philosophy, particularly post-structuralism, deconstruction and the work of Jacques Derrida; film theory; theories of technology.

Campus phone: (518) 442-4228
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David Wills came to UAlbany in 1998 from Louisiana State University, where he was chairman of the department of French and Italian. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Auckland and his doctorate from the Université de Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle. His original research was in Surrealist poetry but his published work has concentrated on literary theory, especially the work of Jacques Derrida, film theory, and comparative literature. He teaches classes in 20th Century literature, literary theory, and film.