Gilbert Gigliotti



Contact Information

Willard-DiLoreto Hall W 401-29

Phone: 860-832-2759


Office Hours




(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 Regularly Taught

 ENG 364 Latin Literature (in Translation)

ENG 363 Greek Literature (in Translation)

ENG 340 Early American Literature

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

ENG 214 The Allusive John Wesley Harding / Wesley Stace

ENG 214 The London Sinatra(s) (including 10-day trip to London)

ENG 213 Randy Newman's American Voice(s)

ENG 210 American Literature I: Beginnings to the Civil War

ENG 110 Introduction to College Writing

LAT 111 Elementary Latin I

 LAT 112 Elementary Latin II

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

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


Courses Upcoming

Fall 2020

ENG 348 Exploration in American Literature: Early American Drama

ENG 210 Survey of American Literature - Beginnings to Civil War

LAT 111 Elementary Latin I

LAT 125 Intermediate Latin I (Independent 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 Conference 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.


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)


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)