Assistant Professor


Pietro Bianchi’s research sits at the crossroad of three different disciplines and theoretical traditions: Marxism, Lacanian Psychoanalysis and the study of cinema as an ideological formation. His first monograph is titled Jacques Lacan and Cinema. Imaginary, Gaze, Formalisation (Routledge, 2017) and is an overview of the Lacanian theorization of the visual field. He wrote articles on Psychoanalytic Theory, Critical Theory, Aesthetics, Film History and Theatre Studies. He also collaborates as a film critic to several Film Studies journals and media outlets.

His current book project tentatively titled “Eisenstein Occupies Wall Street” is a reflection on the contemporary modes of appearance of the capitalist economy and on the different strategies of its visual representation.

Professor Bianchi’s CV


Professor Emeritus

Richard Brantley joined the UF in 1969. His courses typically included Romanticism, the History of Criticism, and the Bible as Literature. He received several teaching awards and was appointed English Department Alumni/ae Professor 1993–1996.

Professor Brantley has concentrated much of his career on an interdisciplinary methodology that brings together philosophy, religion, and literature. His essays have appeared in such journals as Studies in English LiteratureEighteenth-Century StudiesStudies in RomanticismEighteenth Century Life, and Harvard Theological Review.

He is the author of Wordsworth’s “Natural Methodism” (Yale, 1975); Locke, Wesley, and the Method of English Romanticism (Florida, 1984); Coordinates of Anglo-American Romanticism: Welsey, Edwards, Carlyle, and Emerson (Florida, 1993); Anglo-American Antiphony: The Late Romanticism of Tennyson and Emerson (Florida, 1994);  Experience and Faith: The Late-Romantic Imagination of Emily Dickinson (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004); and Transatlantic trio: Empiricism, Evangelicalism, Romanticism – essays and reviews, 1974-2017 (2017).


Professor Emeritus
A. Carl Bredahl is a graduate of Princeton (BA, 1962) and the University of Pittsburgh (PhD, 1969). He was a member of the UF Department of English from 1970 to 2003, where his area of interest was American literature–particularly the continuity of and contradictions within the American imagination and, more recently, American literature of the West.

Professor Bredahl has published on numerous figures in American literature, from Charles Brockden Brown in the late eighteenth century to  contemporary writersTom Wolfe and Ivan Doig. He is the author of Melville’s Angles of Vision (1972); New Ground: Western American Narrative and the Literary Canon (1989); Hemingway’s Green Hills of Africa: Helix and Scimitar(with Susan Drake, 1990); and Ivan Doig (1999). In 1982-83, Professor Bredahl held  a Fulbright in India. From 1999–2000 and 2004-05, he was a Visiting Professor at the University of Utrecht, Netherlands.


Carla Blount is the Program Assistant to the Director of Graduate Student Teaching and the Directors of Creative Writing.


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Assistant Professor
Fiction Writing, Nonfiction Writing, Translation

Camille Bordas is a novelist, short story writer, and translator. She was born in France and grew up between there and Mexico. She’s the author of two first novels in her native French, but wrote and published her third, How to Behave in a Crowd (Crown/Tim Duggan Books) in English. Her fiction has appeared in The New Yorker and Tin House, her nonfiction in Chicago Magazine and LitHub, her translations in various French publications.

She teaches in the Creative Writing Program, and is currently at work on her fourth novel.

Recent Work

Word Fest, Calgary (Canada), “Timely International Writers,” panel with Jenny Erpenbeck, Witi Ihimaera, and Nicola Lagioia.

Representative Publications/Exhibits

How to Behave in a Crowd, Tim Duggan Books, 2017.
“Most Die Young,” The New Yorker, January 2 2017 issue.
“The State of Nature,” The New Yorker, April 9 20218 issue.


Professor & Distinguished Teaching Scholar

My current project explores new pedagogies for modernist studies, drawing on my courses and cross-campus collaborations. The materials it engages include literature, film, archives, architecture, and artworks. My recent academic essays are “Queen Bees: Edith Sitwell, Sylvia Plath, and Cross-Atlantic Affiliations,” in Feminist Modernist Studies, and a collaborative essay on museum pedagogy in the anthology The Classics in Modernist Translation, (co-authored with UF Classicist Mary Ann Eaverly). I also do crossover writing, including “Liquid Whitman” for the Massachusetts Review, and “From Slag to Swag” for The Conversation. You can find my blog here.

I am active in the Modernist Studies Association and often contribute to its affiliate journal Modernism/modernity. I also serve on the editorial board of Contemporary Women’s Writing. On the UF campus, I work with the interdisciplinary project Impact of Materials on Society (IMOS), and collaborate frequently with the Harn Museum of Art. I have co-led the campus workshops “Team Teaching from Classroom to Gallery” and “Teaching with Archives: A 360⁰ Event.” I enjoy teaching a variety of undergraduate and graduate classes, which include Desperate Domesticity: The American 1950s, Modern British Poetry, and PostPunk Cultures: The British 1980s. I received a UF Doctoral Mentoring Award in 2018, and am a member of UF’s Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars.

Professor Bryant’s CV



Richard Burt

Burt is currently writing a book trilogy titled Better Dead then Read, I Leave It to You, and Yours Posthumously, parts of which have been published in New Formations and rhizomes. He is the co-author, with Julian Yates, of What’s the Worst Thing You Can Do to Shakespeare?, the author of Medieval and Early Modern Film and Media, Unspeakable ShaXXXspeares: Queer Theory and American Kiddie Culture (St. Martin’s, 1998; rev. paperback, 1999), and other books.

He has also published more than forty articles and book chapters on topics including Shakespeare, Renaissance drama, literary theory, film adaptation, the Middle Ages in film and media, the erotics of pedagogy, stupidity, cinematic paratexts, biopolitics, posthumography, and censorship. He held a Fulbright scholarship in Berlin, Germany from 1995–96, and taught there at the Free University and the Humboldt University.