Anne Quinney is Professor of French in the Department of Modern Languages where she regularly offers courses in the history of French cinema, 19th-21st century French and Francophone literature, and special topics in French culture. She earned a B.A. in Literature and Society from Brown University and a Masterâ€™s in Modern French Literature from the UniversitÃ© de Paris VIII. She received her Ph.D in French Studies from Duke University in 2000. At the Croft Institute, Dr. Quinney has supervised numerous senior theses on French-related topics and welcomes students interested in researching contemporary issues in France and the Francophone world.
She has written several articles on French writers Alexandre Dumas, Eugene Ionesco, Maurice Blanchot, Jean-Paul Sartre, Albert Camus and Marguerite Duras. She has published two books, Le goÃ»t de la rÃ©volte and Parisâ€”Bucharest, Bucharestâ€”Paris: Francophone writers from Romania, as well as a English translation of French psychoanalyst J.B. Pontalisâ€™ autobiographical work, FenÃªtres. In the summer of 2017 she served as consultant for the Edinburgh International Theatre Festival and wrote the program notes for their production of Ionescoâ€™s play, Rhinoceros. Currently she is working on a manuscript that explores the significance of editorial censorship and translation in the marketing of Franco-Algerian writer Albert Camus to an American reading public.