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Spring 2015

January 30th, 2015

January 31st, 2015

February 1st, 2015

February 2nd, 2015

February 6th, 2015

  • Image preview 2:30pm: Acadian, Cajun, and Back Again: Creating a Linguistic, Cultural, and Environmental Identity in Southern Louisiana
    Between 2005 and 2010, the Louisiana Gulf Coast sustained significant environmental damage as a result of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, as well as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010. Faced with such devastating loss of habitat and income, Cajun artists, authors, and musicians from southern Louisiana responded with a rich body of literature and music that is unparalleled in English-speaking communities that sustained comparable damage as a result of these three events. In this lecture, Paparone will trace this phenomenon to the Cajun community’s successful resistance against Americanization, proposing that the Cajun renaissance of the second half of the twentieth century provided the foundation for a vibrant creative movement that focuses on restoring coastal wetlands and thus preserving an integral element of Cajun cultural identity.
  • Image preview 2:30pm: Acadian, Cajun, and Back Again: Creating a Linguistic, Cultural, and Environmental Identity in Southern Louisiana
    Dr. Rachel Paparone will return to Washington College for this talk that is part of the Mardi gras celebrations on campus.

February 13th, 2015