467. Franco-American Literature of New England: Readings and Discussion with Contemporary Authors
Monday, 5 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., 204, Hynes
A special session
Presiding: Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello, Salem State Univ.
Speakers: Raymond Beauchemin, Hamilton, ON; Norman Beaupré, Univ. of New England; Rhea Côté Robbins, Univ. of Maine, Orono
Responding: Elizabeth Ann Blood, Salem State Univ.
This public-reading roundtable will introduce MLA members to the recent Franco-American literary renaissance in New England. Norman Beaupré, Rhea Côté Robbins, and Raymond Beauchemin will read excerpts from their works, exploring themes of identity, place, and memory and (re)defining what it means to be Franco-American in the twenty-first century.
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