Serge Bokobza is Professor of French and Cinema Studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Alabama, USA, where he teaches 19th and 20th-century French Civilization and World Films. His publications encompass a broad range of literary and cultural topics and include a book on Stendhal, Variations sur le titre “Le Rouge et le Noir”(Droz), and essays on the theory of titles, the law of gender equity, liberty versus equality, and novelist Paul Nizan. His contributions to film studies include articles on Jewish identity in French cinema and the films of Stanley Kubrick. He co-produced the award winning 58-minute documentary Léon Blum: for all Mankind, distributed by First Run Pictures, and wrote and narrated the short film Les Rois de l’eau. Dr Bokobza was awarded Les Palmes académiques by the French government and the Prix d’excellence by the AATF (Alabama). He chaired the UAB Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures from 2011 to 2014 and has served as President of the Alliance française of Birmingham since 1984.