Frederic Leveziel

Associate Professor of French & Spanish, WLE Coordinator for USF St. Pete 

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Dr. Frederic Leveziel is a polyglot who works at the intersection of historical scholarship and film studies. As an interdisciplinary scholar, his research focuses on the point where the historical reading of film and the cinematographic reading of history meet.

Conducting research on Spanish and French film studies, Dr. Leveziel’s publications have appeared in Phoenix Magazine, La Gaceta, The French Review, French Cinema and the First World War, Recueil des Commémorations nationales, Revue historique des armées, Lingua Romana, BrownWalker Press, Cahiers Octave Mirbeau, and Cincinnati Romance Review, among others. 

For the past few years, Dr. Leveziel conducted archival research at the University of California Los Angeles on the Jean Renoir Papers (1915-1927) in the Performing Arts Special Collections of the Charles E. Young Research Library. He is currently writing a monograph that is based on this archival research in order to place Renoir’s cinema in a larger socio-historical context. The subject is the relationship between the modes of film production and the reception of Jean Renoir's works.

Dr. Leveziel teaches a broad range of interdisciplinary courses, including French and Spanish language and culture. He is the advisor for the Spanish Club at USF’s St. Petersburg campus.