Art & Identity in New Orleans

HNRS 109 Spring '18

February 8, 2018
by JGB
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Deborah Luster

There’s a political component to “One Big Self,” of course. By creating present-day inmate portraits that appear to be antiques, Luster slyly suggests that while the rest of the world has undergone social and technological sea changes, incarceration is essentially … Continue reading

February 8, 2018
by JGB
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Beyond the Page

A quadroon nurse followed them about with a faraway, meditative air. — Kate Chopin, The Awakening. (2) Kim Vaz-Deville, author of The Baby Dolls: Breaking the Race and Gender Barriers of the New Orleans Mardi Gras Tradition:

February 6, 2018
by bekisz20
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When The Sea Speaks

Symbolism is no new concept in literature, and yet it is still an effective method of communicating significant points in a written work. In The Awakening, Kate Chopin uses the sea as one such symbol. As I will discuss below, the strategic … Continue reading

February 1, 2018
by byrd19
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To Be Human

In short, Mrs. Pontellier was beginning to realize her position in the universe as a human being, and to recognize her relations as an individual to the world within and about her. This may seem like a ponderous weight of … Continue reading