John Bender: Short CV
Employment: Stanford University, 1967-present
Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Jean G. and Morris M. Doyle Professor in Interdisciplinary Studies (from 1998 onward)
Director, Stanford Humanities Center, 2001-2008
Awards: The Gottschalk Prize, Awarded by the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies to the best book published in 1987 on the eighteenth century
Bing Fund for Teaching, Supplement awarded for excellence in teaching (1994)
Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching (1995)
Grants: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Sawyer Seminars Program, for "Visualizing Knowledge: From Alberti's Window to Digital Arrays." With Michael Marrinan, for 2006-07
Donald Andrews Whittier Fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center, 1997-98
NEH Summer Institute for College Teachers, "Institutions of Enlightenment: The Invention of the Public Sphere," July-August 1995 (with Keith Michael Baker)
Goethe Institute Stipend for German Study, September 1991
Australian National Humanities Centre, July-September 1990
National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Stipend, 1989
Donald Andrews Whittier Fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center, 1988-89
Guggenheim Fellowship, 1982-83
National Endowment for the Humanities. Director, Summer Seminar on "Literature and the Visual Arts: Theory and Practice," 1980
National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Stipend, 1978
Huntington Library Fellowships, 1976 and 1981
ACLS "Study" Fellowship, 1974-75
Professional Service: American Society for 18th-Century Studies, President 2002-03; Second Vice-President 2001-02; First-Vice President, 2001-02
Executive Board, 1994-1997 (elected). Steering Committee, 1996-97
International Society for 18th-Century Studies, elected "Member at Large," 1999-2003
Modern Language Association, Executive Committee on Later 18th Century, 1990-1995; 1999-2002
Delegate, American Council of Learned Societies, 2008-13, Executive Committee of Delegates, 2008-10
Publications

Books:

  • Spenser and Literary Pictorialism. Princeton: Princeton
    University Press, 1972.
  • Imagining the Penitentiary: Fiction and the Architecture of Mind in Eighteenth-Century England. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987.
    - Winner of the Gottschalk Prize, Awarded by the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies to the best book
    published in 1987 on the eighteenth century.
    - Chapter 2 reprinted in Norton Critical Edition of
    Robinson Crusoe, ed. Michael Shinagel. New York,
    Norton, 1993
    - Chapter 2 reprinted in The New Historicism and Cultural Studies Reader, ed. Kiernan Ryan, 1996
    - Chapter 3 reprinted in Norton Critical Edition of Journal of the Plague Year, ed. Paula R. Backsheider. New York:
    Norton, 1992
  • The Ends of Rhetoric: History, Theory, Practice, ed. with David Wellbery. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1990
  • Chronotypes: The Construction of Time, ed. with David Wellbery. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1991.
  • The Columbia History of the British Novel, associate editor with John Richetti. New York: Columbia University Press, 1994.
  • Tom Jones by Henry Fielding, ed. (with Simon Stern) and introduction by John Bender. Oxford: Oxford University Press,
    1996.
  • Regimes of Description, ed. (with Michael Marrinan). Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2005.
  • The Culture of Diagram (with Michael Marrinan), Stanford University Press, 2010.
  • Ends of Enlightenment, Stanford University Press, 2012.

Articles:

  • "Affinities Between Jacobean Masques and Plays," Research Opportunities in Renaissance Drama, 17 (1974), 9-12
  • "The Edge of the Abyss," Times Literary Supplement, 27 February 1976
  • "The Age of Ambiguity," Times Literary Supplement, 17 December 1976
  • "The Poet in the House of Proteus," Times Literary Supplement, 19 August 1977
  • "The Paradoxes of Piranesi," Times Literary Supplement, 19 May 1978
  • "The Day of The Tempest," ELH, 47 (1980), 235-258
    "Liberating the Sister Arts: the Revolution of Blake's 'Infant Sorrow,': ELH, 50 (1983), pp. 297-319. (With Anne K. Mellor as co-author.)
  • "The Novel and the Rise of the Penitentiary: Narrative and Ideology in Defoe, Gay, Hogarth, and Fielding," Stanford Literature Review, I (1984), 55-94
    - reprinted in The Country Myth, ed. H. George Hahn. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 1991
    - reprinted The English Novel: 1700 To Fielding, ed. Richard Kroll (Macmillan/Longman: in press for 1999)
  • "Prison Reform and the Sentence of Narration in The Vicar of Wakefield," in The New Eighteenth Century, ed. Felicity Nussbaum and Laura Brown. London: Methuen, 1987
  • "Narrative" in The Spenser Encyclopedia. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1990
  • "Pictorialism: in The Spenser Encyclopedia. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1990
  • "Rhetoricality: On the Modernist Return of Rhetoric" (with David Wellbery), pp. 3-39 in The Ends of Rhetoric. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1990
    - reprinted in Stanford Slavic Studies, 4 (1991)
    - reprinted in Texte und Lektüren, ed. Aleida Assmann. Fischer Verlag, 1996
    -reprinted in Neo-retorica é Déconstruçao. Rio de Janeiro: Ed. Uerj, 1998.
  • "A New History of the Enlightenment?" in Leo Damrosch, ed., The Profession of Eighteenth-Century Literature. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1992
    - reprinted in Eighteenth-Century Life, 16 (1992)
  • "Eighteenth-Century Studies" in Stephen Greenblatt and Giles Gunn, eds., Redrawing the Boundaries, New York: Modern Language Association of America, 1992
  • "Impersonal Violence: The Penetrating Gaze and the Field of Narration in Caleb Williams" in Critical Reconstructions: The Relationship of Fiction and Life, Roger B. Henkle and Robert M. Polhemus, eds. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1994
    - also published as "Unpersonliche Gewalt: der durchdringende Blick und das Erzahlfeld in William Godwin's Caleb Williams" in Schrift, ed. H.U. Gumbrecht and K.L.
    Pfeiffer. Paederborn and Munich: Fink Verlag, 1993
    - illustrated version published in Vision and Textuality, ed. Steven Melville and Bill Readings, (London: Macmillan, 1995)
  • "Making the World Safe for Narratology: A Reply to Dorrit Cohn," NLH, 26 (1995), 29-33
  • "Fiktionalitat in der Aufklarung" in Nach der Aufklarung? Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 1995
  • "Fiktionens rolle i oplysningens aestekik," Ny Poetik 6 (1996), 28-35
  • "Nachword" in Nach der Aufklarung? Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 1995
  • "Enlightenment Fiction and the Scientific Hypothesis," Representations 61 (1998), 6-28
    --reprinted in Eighteenth-Century Genres and Cultures; Serious Reflections on Occasional Forms: Essays in Honor of J. Paul Hunter, eds. Cynthia Wall & Dennis Todd. University of Delaware Press, 2001.
  • "Matters of Fact, Virtual Witnessing, and the Public in Hogarth's Narratives" in Hogarth: Representing 'Nature's Machines', eds. David Bindman, Frédéric Ogée, & Peter Wagner. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2001.
  • “From Theater to Laboratory,” Journal of the American Medical Association, March 6, 2002
  • “Hume’s Learned and Conversible Worlds” (with Robin Valenza) in Just Being Difficult?, ed Jonathan Culler and Kevin Lamb. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2003.
  • “Der Roman als Moderner Mythos,” Merkur: Deutsche Zeitschrift für europäsiches Denken. December, 2004.
  • “The Novel as Modern Myth," in Defoe’s Footprints: Essays in Honour of Maximillian E. Novak. ed. Robert M. Maniquis and Carl Fisher. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009.
  • “Novel Knowledge: Judgment, Experience, Experiment," in This is Enlightenment, ed. Clifford Siskin and William Warner. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010.