Kevin Bongiorni

Kevin  Bongiorni 

Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Ubaye Valley Professor of French Studies
Lillian Defelice and Sampson J Petit Professor in French for Business
Phone: (225)578-6627


Office: 423 Hodges


Area of Interest

French and Italian Language, Literature, Film and Culture

19th and 20th Century French and Italian Literatures
Literary Theory and Criticism
Theories of Semiotics
Literature and other disciplines

Selected Publications

"Michael Heneke’s Amour in the Light of Italian Neorealism'. Pacific Coast Philology. (Spring 2016)
"Open City and Iraq: Understanding Occupation Through Rossellini’s Lens." In Films With Legs: Crossing Borders With Foreign-Language Films. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. (December 2011)
"La dolce vita and Lost In Translation: Federico Fellini and Sofia Coppola take on meaningful human relationships. Can they exist in this day and age?", Cincinnati Romance Review (Spring 2010)

“Velazques, Las Meninas: Painting the Reader,”Semiotica (April 2003)

"Balzac, Frenhofer, Le Chef-d’oeuvre inconnu Ut Poesis Pictura,” Mosaic (June 2000)

“Don Fabrizio’s Walk in the Garden,” American Journal of Italian Studies (Fall 2000)


Courses Taught

  • French 4031: The French New Wave (Spring 2013)
  • French 3090: WWI Literature, Art and Culture in France (Summer 2011)
  • French 4003: Senior Seminar: The Fantastic
  • French 3090: WW I Literature, Art and Culture in France (Fall 2005)
  • French 4031: French Film (Spring 2004)