Art & Identity in New Orleans

HNRS 109 Spring '18

March 20, 2018
by byrd19

Contrasting Quests

The rediscovery of “The Search” is one that affects both Binx Bolling in The Moviegoer and Edna Pontellier in The Awakening. These characters’ journeys are both marred by a sense of unease that, once acknowledged, spurs them to analyze their … Continue reading

February 13, 2018
by byrd19

Lulu White

The salacious history of Storyville is a prime example of unusual components combining in a way they only could in an area as varied and incomprehensible as New Orleans. Storyville was the center of legalized prostitution in New Orleans from … Continue reading

February 1, 2018
by byrd19

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

January 25, 2018
by byrd19
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The Tignon Law

  Screen Capture from How To Make Lemonade that depicts paintings of free women of color in tignons   Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas makes it a point very early on to highlight the unique ways in which the city and … Continue reading