Keenan Burton

Graduate Student, French

Keenan is a 3rd year PhD student in French at Washington University in St. Louis. In 2016, he earned his BA in French at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY, where he completed a senior honors thesis on the development of jazz in France and the writings of jazz musicians in the interwar period. Keenan’s areas of interest include transhistorical, interdisciplinary approaches to the study of opera in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, as well as representations of music in French literature and the literary application of Queer theory. Keenan is the current Peer Mentor of the French section of the Romance Languages and Literatures Department.

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