Brian Kennelly served as Co-Chair of the AP French Language and Culture Development
Committee until June 2014. Besides being an Outside Item Writer for the AP French
Language and Culture exam, he continues to serve as a Question Leader at the AP French
Language and Culture exam annual reading. 

[Updated: 24 January 2015] 

Refereed Articles (excluding those published in _The French Review_--permission to publish here not granted)


“En dire trop sur les Noirs? Contextualizing Genet’s Preface to Les Nègres”, Journal of Arts & Humanities (2014)

What does the French playwright Jean Genet accomplish by rewriting the lengthy preface that he...



Reading Differently, Rereading for Difference in Versions of Rimbaud's "Mouvement", Journal of Literature, Language and Linguistics (2007)

How to engage students to reread Arthur Rimbaud’s 1886 poem “Mouvement” differently? What can they...



Beauty in Bastardy? Breytenbach on Afrikaans and the Afrikaners, PORTAL: Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies (2005)

Throughout the twentieth century activists in South Africa for the Afrikaans language struggled with, yet...



Rewriting, Rereading Récidive, Dalhousie French Studies (2004)

Author of some dozen works of homoerotic fiction, two polemical essays, and recipient of the...



Unfinished Business: Tracing Incompletion in Jean Genet's Posthumously Published Plays (1997)

This is the first study systematically to appraise Splendid's, «Elle», and Le Bagne, the three...




Improving Student Performance on the Cultural Comparison, AP Annual Conference: Las Vegas, Nevada (2013)


Improving Student Performance on the Persuasive Essay, AP Annual Conference: Las Vegas, Neveda (2013)


Making Connections: Applying the AP French Language and Culture Scoring Guidelines to Student Samples, Southwest Conference on Language Teaching: Henderson, NV (2013)


Designing Thematic Instruction with Authentic Resources: Alienation and Assimilation (with Davara Potel), American Council on The Teaching of Foreign Languages Convention (2012)



Cross-Curricular Connections: AP® Seminar and AP® French Language and Culture, Lycée International de Los Angeles (2015)

After providing an overview of AP Seminar, which is the first course in a two-year...