Franke Lectures in the Humanities

The annual Franke Lectures in the Humanities provide up to four public lectures a year, organized in conjunction with an upper-level undergraduate humanities seminar. The lectures are made possible by the generosity of Richard and Barbara Franke, and are intended to present important topics in the Humanities to a wide and general audience.

"Bellocq's Ophelia: New Orleans in the American Imaginary"

Natasha Trethewey, United States Poet Laureate, 2012–2014

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
5:00pm

Room 208

New Orleans in the American Imaginary

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"Improvising Identity: New Orleans and the American Dream"

Tom Piazza, novelist and writer on American music

Wednesday, April 04, 2018
5:00pm

Room 208

New Orleans in the American Imaginary

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"NOLA 2018: New Orleans Tricentennial"

Event has been cancelled

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
5:00pm

Room 208

Mitch Landrieu, Mayor of New Orleans
New Orleans in the American Imaginary

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"New Orleans at 300: Tourism, Historical Memory, and Post-Katrina Reality"

Lynnell Thomas, American Studies University of Massachusetts Boston

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
5:00pm

Room 208

New Orleans in the American Imaginary

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