Gilbert Gigliotti



Contact Information

Willard-DiLoreto Hall W 401-29

Phone: 860.832.2759


Office Hours

Wed: 1:00-3:30 PM

Thur: 8:00-10:30 AM

Or by appointment


Gil at NBMAA


(click on title for more info)

Ava Gardner: Touches of Venus (2010)

Sinatra: But Buddy I'm a Kind of Poem (2008)

A Storied Singer: Frank Sinatra as Literary Conceit (2002)


 Courses Recently Taught

 ENG 364 Latin Literature (in Translation)

ENG 363 Greek Literature (in Translation)

ENG 348 Explorations in American Literature: Early American Drama

ENG 340 Early American Literature

ENG 214 Literary Tour of Ancient Makedonia (including 10-day trip to northern Greece)


Dr. Gigliotti and Euripides, 2019

ENG 210 American Literature I: Beginnings to the Civil War

LAT 111 and 112 Elementary Latin I and II

 WL 125 and 126 Intermediate Latin I and II (and beyond!)

                                                                                                                                                (For more information on Dr. Gigliotti's Latin classes,

see "Latin Classes" link at left and/or email him at

AMS 110 Intro to American Studies 


Courses Upcoming

Spring 2022

ENG 213 Randy Newman's American Voice(s)

LAT 112 Elementary Latin II

WL 126 Intermediate Latin II

WL 300 Topics in Language Cultural Study


   Click to read Dr. Gigliotti's Blue Muse Magazine Interview (April 2017)

Click to see: Dr. Gigliotti's "On the Fly" Interview (Spring 2016)

 Click to see: Dr. Gigliotti in an ESPN NASCAR Promo (July 2010)


Select Papers (just click on the title):


How the Heart (and Bones) Approach What They Yearn: Paul Simon (+/- Artie and Carrie) 

Sinatra, St. Cecilia, and Alexander the Great Go to Vietnam

Frank (Sinatra) and Frankie (Valli) sing (Betty) Friedan

Philip Freneau, Kentucky, and Neo-Latin

" martinis for a year": The 1955 Televised Musical Version of Thornton Wilder's Our Town


A fairly accurate portrait by a former student.


Click on link for out my contributions to Blue Muse Magazine's Coronavirus Notebook

  March 30, 2021

December 15, 2020

March 31, 2020


Gokarting 2

 ENG 214: A Literary Tour of Ancient Makedonia (Go-Karting in Northern Greece, March 2019)


ENG 214: The London SInatras at the New Globe Theatre, London (March 2018)


VIDEO: View from the LONDON EYE by student Gina Muratori


"Major Match Maker," Arts and Social Sciences Advising Place (November 2017)


Dear World (March 2017)My Not-a-9/11 Story (Dear World @ CCSU, 2017)


Celebrating the "Learned Blacksmith" Elihu Burritt's 200th Birthday (New Britain, CT 2010)



Posing (Barcelona, Spain 2014)


Hanging with singer-songwriter-novelist Wesley Stace, a.k.a., John Wesley Harding, et alia (New Britain, CT 2013)


AAUP-ing (Hartford, CT 2016)

English Department @CCSU (New Britain, 1993)