Brenna received her BA in Liberal Arts with concentrations in French and Literature from Sarah Lawrence College. Her current research focuses on alterity, fictionality, and empathy in the works of Marie NDiaye, seeking to examine the relationship between the nation, the reader, and the writer.
Research interests include: 20th and 21st century literature; autobiography and life narrative; cultural memory; gender and sexuality studies; national identity; postcolonial literature and postcolonial studies; women’s writing.
Dissertation: Reading Marie NDiaye: Frenchness, Strangeness, and the Limits of Empathy
Recent Courses in RLL
- FREN 10200 Beginning Elementary French II (Winter 2019)
- FREN 10300 Beginning Elementary French III (Spring 2019)
- FREN 23821 Écritures françaises, autobiographies étrangères: cours d'introduction (Spring 2021)