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Eloise  Briére

Associate Professor
College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Expertise:
Literatures, cultures, and language issues of the Francophone areas of the world, particularly West Africa, the Caribbean (Haiti, Martinique, Guadeloupe), and North America (Quebec, New England, Louisiana); cinema of Francophone West Africa, Caribbean and Quebec

Campus phone: (518) 442-4222
Campus email: ebriere@albany.edu

Biography:
Eloise Briére began her teaching career at Collège St. Jeanne d’Arc in Dakar, the capital of Senegal in West Africa, after its independence from France. It was the first time African literature had been taught at this institution. She also studied with Mohamadou Kane at the University of Dakar. Since then, her expertise has expanded to include the literatures and cultures of the Francophone areas of the world, particularly West Africa, the Caribbean (Haiti, Martinique, Guadeloupe), as well francophone areas in North America (Quebec, New England, Louisiana). She co-authored one of the first textbooks dealing with the francophone world, Rendez-vous: La France et la Francophonie (N.Y. Random House, l982).