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Valente-Quinn, Brian Dennis Assistant Professor


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research overview

  • Brian Quinn specializes in the literature and drama of Sub-Saharan Francophone Africa, with a focus on theater and Performance Studies. His work has included extensive research on theatrical forms and performance practices in Dakar, Senegal and his current project examines the history and impact of stage performance in Francophone West Africa. He also researches contemporary performance practices in Senegal and has collaborated with forum theater companies and festivals in the Dakar region.


  • French and francophone studies, African studies, performance studies, literary studies, Senegalese studies, francophone Africa, literary and cultural production of the francophone world


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courses taught

  • FREN 3800 France and the Muslim World (Spring 2019)
  • FREN 5120 French Special Topics (Spring 2019)
  • FREN 3400 Culture, Performance and Development in Dakar, Senegal (Summer 2018)


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