T. Jefferson Kline

T. Jefferson Kline
Director of Undergraduate Studies
(Spring 2016),
Head of French Section,
Professor of French
718 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 205
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 U. Press, 1973), Bertolucci’s Dream Loom: A Psychoanalytic Study of Cinema (U. 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 edited The Film and the Book (1994), and Agnès Varda Interviews (U. Mississippi Press, 2013). Bertrand Tavernier Interviews (U. Mississippi Press) will appear in 2015.  Kline co-edited, with Fabien Gerard, Bertolucci Interviews (U. Mississippi Press, 1999), with Naomi Schor, the posthumous publication of Charles Bernheimer’s Decadent Subjects (Johns Hopkins, 2000), and, with Tom Conley, A Companion to Jean-Luc Godard, (Wiley-Blackwell, 2014). He has also authored numerous articles on the French novel, French theater and European cinema. His translation of the first of thirteen volumes of Robert Merle’s Fortune de France, The Brethren, has just been published by Pushkin Press in London. The second volume will appear in early 2015.  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.