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Kelly Keenan, M.A.

Director of the Language Learning Center
Kelly Keenan with nature background

Director of the Language Learning Center


Boston University, M.A., French Language and Literature

Courses Taught

  • French 101
  • French 102
  • French 303: France Today


“Looking in and shouting out: Gendered perspectives on the convent in Gouges, Diderot, and Théron.” Symposium, vol. 76, no. 3, 2022, pp. 141-155. "


  •  “Incorporating Slang in the Upper-Level French Classroom,” French and Francophone Studies Roundtable, Georgetown University, April 2024.
  • “Coming-of-age in Catholic School: A Rereading of Monique Wittig and Simone de Beauvoir,” Modern Languages and Literatures Department Teatime Talk Series. Loyola Maryland, March 2024. “The Garden of Eden, A Feminocentric Utopia,” Northeastern Modern Language Association. Virtual Conference. March 2021. 
  • “Sacred or Scandalous: The Habit in Denis Diderot’s La Religieuse,” Southern Atlantic Modern Language Association. Virtual Conference. November 2020.
  • Invited participant on the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Panel for First-Time Teaching Fellows. Boston University, August 2020.
  • “Integrating Contemporary Pop Culture into the Modern Language Classroom,” Boston University Romance Studies and World Languages and Literatures Brown Bag Workshop Series. Co-presented with Constance Vottero. Boston, Massachusetts, November 2019.
  • “Rewriting Religion, Reinventing Gender in Monique Wittig’s Les Guérillères,” Boston University’s Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs: CURA Colloquium. Boston, Massachusetts, November 2019.
  • “Rewriting Religious Collective Memory in Monique Wittig’s Les Guérillères” Boston College Romance Studies Department, Graduate Student Conference. Boston, MA, March 2019.
  • “Physical and Mental Remapping: Blurred Borders in Two Works of Francophone Literature.” CUNY Comparative Literature Department, Graduate Student Conference. New York City, NY, November 2018. 
  • “Framing Gender in Historical Films: The Case of Genocide in Rwanda,” co-authored with Dr. James Snow. Conference for Gender and History Journal, Special Edition. Minneapolis, MN, May 2017.

Service Activities, Memberships in Academic Societies

  • Messina Mentor (2023-present)
  • French Club Faculty Moderator (2022-present)
  • MLL Ambassador Moderator (2022-present)
  • LEAP Program Director (2023)