Art & Identity in New Orleans

HNRS 109 Spring '18

March 20, 2018
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Binx and Kate are two characters that pivot around the world, attempting to get a foothold in the world. Their understanding of their roles in the world waver constantly as this can only find dissatisfaction in their lives. In this … Continue reading

February 27, 2018
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Jean Lafitte (Laffite)

There are many stories contributing to the mystique of Pirate’s Alley, an infamous side street in New Orleans. One of the many infamous rumors is that Pirate’s Alley was the route through which many smugglers and pirates brought their stolen goods to … Continue reading

February 1, 2018
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Power of the Ocean

Kate Chopin has demonstrated that she is a masterful writer when it comes to lexicon, but she also utilizes symbols in a unique way. In using water – the ocean – to not only entice her character but represent her … Continue reading

January 18, 2018
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Architecture of New Orleans

As New Orleans’ Tricentennial year approaches, the people of New Orleans celebrate three hundred years of culture, music, art, history, and change. The city’s myriad architectural styles reflect that change within the city’s twenty districts, or wards. Below, I present five typical building types that … Continue reading