Dr. Thomas P. Bonfiglio
Professor of Literature and Linguistics
William Judson Gaines Chair in Modern Foreign Languages
Distinguished Educator Award, 1989

William Judson Gaines Professor of Comparative Literature and Linguistics, 2005-2012
Professional Experience
Guest Professor in Sociolinguistics at the University of Verona, Italy (2012)

Inventing the Native Speaker.” Critical Multilingualism Studies 1/2 (2012).

"Toward a Genealogy of Aryan Morality: Nietzsche and Jacolliot." New Nietzsche Studies 6/3-4 & 7/1-2 (2005), 170-184.

“Winckelmann and the Aesthetics of Eros.” The Germanic Review, Spring 1998, 132-144.

Private Reason(s) and Public Spheres: Sexuality and Enlightenment in Kant.” The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation, 38/2 1997, 171-190.

“Reading the Homoerotic in Winckelmann’s Beschreibung eines Torso im Belvedere zu Rom.” Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century, Summer 1997.

Ironie und Modernität bei Arnim.”  In Andermatt, Michael (ed.), Achim von Arnim: Grenzgänge. Berlin: Bouvier, 1994, 33-56.

The Patrilineal Discourse of Enlightenment: Reading Foucault Reading Kant.” Bulletin de la Société de Philosophie de langue Française, 6/1-2 1994, 104-115.

“Androphilic Enlightenment: Reading Kant’s Answer to the Question.” Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century, Summer 1993, 590-593.

A Tropical view of Irony and Satire in Arnim.” Colloquia Germanica 18/3 1985, 221-228.

“Metaphor, Systematic Leveling, and the Primary Process.” Proteus 2/2 1985, 33-36.
"Language, Racism, and Ethnicity." In Hellinger, Marlis and Anne Pauwels (eds.), Handbook of Language and Communication: Diversity and Change. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2007, 619-650.
"Dreams of Interpretation: Psychoanalysis and the Literature of Vienna." In Grabovszki, Ernst and James Hardin (eds.), Literature in Vienna at the Turn of the Centuries. Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, 2002, 89-115.

Ph.D., Indiana University
M.A., University of Wisconsin
M.A., University of Toronto
B.S., University of Rochester
Contact Information
(804) 289-8102
(804) 287-6446 (Fax)
Areas of Expertise
Comparative Literature (English, French, German, Italian)
18th Century Studies