Eugenio Bolongaro is Associate Professor in the Department of Italian Studies at McGill University. His main interests are contemporary Italian prose fiction, Italian film, and literary theory. His book Italo Calvino and the Compass of Literature was published by the University of Toronto Press in 2003. He has published several articles on Italian literature and cinema in British, American and Italian journals. His current research focuses on the Italian “young cannibals” and ethics in literary criticism, as well as on the representation of homosexual desire in Luchino Visconti's films.