In and Out of Place: Finding Home in Franco America is a symposium sponsored by the University of Maine Humanities Initiative and organized by the Franco-American Centre and Franco American Studies program at UMaine.
Keynote speaker Clark Blaise will read from a work-in-progress, “The Kerouac Who Never Was.” Mr. Blaise is past director of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, founder of the Creative Writing Program at Concordia University, and author of twenty books, including I Had a Father: A Post-Modern Autobiography and the Pearson Prize-winning Time Lord: Sir Sandford Fleming and the Creation of Standard Time.
The symposium features readings from acclaimed New England writers; panels on “Franco Elections, Activism, and Public Opinion,” “Historical Reflections on Place and Identity,” and “Franco American Archives and Collections in New England”; and a screening of the film Le grand Jack (Jack Kerouac’s Road: A Franco-American Odyssey) directed by Herménégilde Chiasson.
Symposium events begin on Friday, April 25 at 2:00pm and run until 7:00pm on Saturday, April 26. All events are free and on the University of Maine campus in Orono. A full program is forthcoming.
For more information about In and Out of Place: Finding Home in Franco America, contact Jacob Albert, Research Associate, Franco American Centre, University of Maine (207.581.3795, firstname.lastname@example.org).
For more information about the University of Maine Humanities Initiative, visit http://umaine.edu/umhi .
The University of Maine is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.
Memere, Meme, and Me: Grandmothers Storytelling
a presentation from
Kristin Langellier, UMaine Professor of Communications
Why do we tell memere stories and how do we tell them? Come and hear some memere stories, how they “work,” and what they “do” in Franco American families and culture. “Memere, Meme, and Me” is a multimedia talk about grandmothers storytelling. Kristin M. Langellier is a Midwest Franco who is a new memere. She has studied and written about Franco American family storytelling in Maine.
Join us at the
Franco American Centre, Crossland Hall
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 2:00pm
For more information, contact Lisa Michaud at email@example.com or 207-581-3789
Come join us at the Franco American Centre, UMaine
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18
as we welcome DON LEVÉSQUE to present on
Acadian history in MAINE and the upcoming CONGRÈS MONDIAL ACADIEN (World Acadian Congress), August 8-24, 2014.
Come hear about the World Acadian Congress’ schedule of events and how you can participate
Former publisher of the St. John Valley Times, Don Levésque is from Grand Isle, Maine. He has been involved with the Congrès Mondial Acadien since 2008, when he was elected president of the Maine Regional Coordinating Committee. Mr. Levesque is the author of “Le Parler de Chez Nous” (1999) and “C’est de même qu’ont parle par che’ nous” (2007), two collections of dictions, patois, expressions, and their meanings in the St. John Valley
for more information, please contact Lisa Michaud at firstname.lastname@example.org or (207)581-3789
Nos Histoires de l’Île Scholarship: Deadline 5/31/2012