Faculty Bios


Dr. Edward Costello
Art & Literature
Resident Director

Edward T. Costello holds a doctorate in Comparative Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He lived and taught in Nigeria for two years before moving to France in 1977. In France he has taught for Schiller College, for the University of Wisconsin, the University of California, and the University of Illinois as well as for the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Dr. Costello teaches courses in 19th and 20th century literature and arts; his areas of particular interest are gender and sexuality, particularly the histories of masculinities, memory and trauma.


Michel Bondurand
Film Studies

Michel Bondurand holds a Maitrise in Arabic language and literature from INALCO-Langues'O in Paris and a Master degree in French and Film studies from San Francisco State University and UC Berkeley. He is currently completing a doctoral dissertation about sex and terrorism in contemporary popular American and French cultures. He has traveled extensively and taught French as well as Arabic in Europe, North America and the Middle East. In Paris he teaches History of French Cinema and European Cinema for UNCW.