T. Jefferson Kline

T. Jefferson Kline

Professor of French

BA, Oberlin College
MA, Columbia University
PhD, Columbia University

Research and Teaching

T. Jefferson Kline joined the faculty in 1979, as chair of the Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures Department, after serving as Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Letters at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

His publications include André Malraux and the Metamorphosis of Death (Columbia University Press, 1973), Bertolucci’s Dream Loom: A Psychoanalytic Study of Cinema (University of Massachusetts Press, 1987), I film di Bertolucci (Rome: Gremese,1992), Screening the Text: Intertextuality in New Wave French Film (Johns Hopkins Press, 1992), and Unraveling French Cinema (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010). He has co-edited (with Fabien Gerard) Bertolucci Interviews (U. Mississippi Press, 1999), edited The Film and the Book (1994), and co-edited with Naomi Schor the posthumuous publication of Decadent Subjects (Johns Hopkins, 2000) by Charles Bernheimer. He has also authored numerous articles on the French novel, French theater and the European cinema. He is currently at work on two volumes: Companion to Jean-Luc Godard, co-edited with Tom Conley, (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012) and Agnès Varda Interviews, co-edited with Verena Conley (U. Mississippi Press, 2012).  A Boston University Metcalf Award winner (2007), he teaches courses on modern French theater, the French novel, French existentialism, and the analysis, history and theory of French film.