Barry Jean Ancelet



Barry Jean Ancelet is Professor emeritus of Francophone Studies and a folklorist and research fellow in the Center for Louisiana Studies at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He has published numerous articles and books and produced concerts, festivals, records, museum exhibitions, documentary films, and television and radio programs on aspects of Louisiana’s Cajun and Creole cultures and languages. As Jean Arceneaux, he has published French poetry, plays, short stories, and songs in various anthologies and literary journals, as well as three collections of his own.





1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
State Capitol, Senate Committee Room E
Book Talk
Jean le Chasseur et ses Chiens

1:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing

4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Capitol Park Museum, First Floor
The Gift of Les Cenelles in Word and Song.  A celebration of Louisiana's French language poetry tradition, past and present, featuring French Immersion students reading from the original anthology published New Orleans, 1845.  


Jean le Chasseur et ses Chiens

Jean-le-Chasseur et ses chiens est basé sur un conte traditionnel raconté à l'auteur par Edouard Dugas, son grand-père de deuxième noce. C'est l'histoire d'un jeune homme qui habite dans une maison au bord du bois avec sa mère et ses trois chiens. Un jour, quand il est en train de chasser dans le bois, il rencontre une belle jeune femme. Il ne peut voir que son côté enchanté, mais ses chiens voient la méchante sorcière qu'elle est en réalité. Il tombe en amour avec la sorcière, mais quand elle finit par le menacer, la mère de Jean-le-Chasseur et ses chiens viennent à son secours.

Jean-le-Chasseur et ses chiens is the story of a young man who lives near a forest with his mother and three dogs. One day, while hunting in the woods with his dogs, he meets a beautiful young woman. Although he does not know it, she enchants him. His dogs see her for the wicked witch she is, however, and they eventually come to his rescue.


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