These Franke Lectures have been organized in conjunction with the Yale College seminar “New Orleans in the American Imaginary” taught by Joseph Fischel and Crystal Feimster.
- Natasha Trethewey, United States Poet Laureate, 2012–2014, “Bellocq’s Ophelia: New Orleans in the American Imaginary”
- Tom Piazza, novelist and writer on American music, “Improvising Identity: New Orleans and the American Dream”
- Mitch Landrieu, Mayor of New Orleans, “NOLA 2018: New Orleans Tricentennial”
- Lynnell Thomas, American Studies University of Massachusetts Boston, “New Orleans at 300: Tourism, Historical Memory, and Post-Katrina Reality”