Programs by Subject - Cultural Studies
9:45 am to 10:30 am
State Capitol, Senate Committee Room C
Pass a Good Time: Creole, Jazz, and Zydeco
Gary Samson, Creole Soul: Zydeco Lives
Caroline Vézina, Jazz á la Creole: French Creole Music and the Birth of Jazz
12:15 pm to 1:00 pm
State Capitol, Senate Committee Room F
Courir de Mardi Gras: The Spectacle and Whimsy of Cajun Mardi Gras
Barry Jean Ancelet, From Behind the Mask: Essays on South Louisiana Mardi Gras Runs
Dixie Poché, Cajun Mardi Gras: Chasing Chickens and Making Gumbo
2:15 pm to 3:00 pm
State Library Seminar Center
Afrofuturism: What It Is and Why It Matters
‘Afrofuturism’ is a term coined by Mark Dery in a 1994 essay entitled “Black to the Future,” but what exactly does it mean and how is it shaping culture today? Join noted comic book creators Rodney Barnes (Killadelphia, Monarch) and Rob Guillory (Mosely, Farmhand) and assistant professor of English at Southern University Dr. Taylor Scott as they discuss this important movement.
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