Dr. Margaret Keneman

Assistant Professor of French; Affiliate Faculty, Linguistic Studies Beginning and Intermediate French Language Program Coordinator

Address: JC Long 411
E-mail: kenemanml@cofc.edu

Dr. Margaret Keneman is an applied linguist who specializes in sociolinguistic issues inherent in foreign language (FL) pedagogy, literacy, and multilingualism. She is also the Coordinator or the Beginning and Intermediate French Program. She completed her Bachelor’s in English and French at Clemson University and earned her doctorate in French from Emory University. Prior to coming to the College of Charleston she taught French and Francophone Studies at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

Margaret’s research on FL pedagogy explores literacy-oriented approaches to instruction and the ways in which artistic genres provide opportunities for self-expression and critical literacies development. More recently, she has linked her research to the concept of the multilingual subject as well as the notion of symbolic competence. Her projects investigate symbolic competence within a variety of Francophone contexts, including 20th and 21st century poetry, theater, short stories, film, public health documents, and social media. Her work has been published in L2 Journal, The Journal of Language and Literacy Education, and the AAUSC annual volume (2015) on language program direction.


Emory University

Clemson University


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