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Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture: From Acadians to Cajuns: From The Deportation to the Bayou
Start Date: 10/2/2014Start Time: 2:30 PM
End Date: 10/2/2014End Time: 3:45 PM

Event Description:

Learn about the Acadians, from seventeenth-century France to Nova Scotia, where they prospered until the Grand Dérangement, a tragic moment in history of ethnic cleansing or genocide, when British soldiers expelled the Acadians from their homes.  Some Acadians fled to other Canadian maritime provinces, such as New Brunswick.  However, almost three thousand survivors journeyed through the thirteen American colonies to Spanish-controlled Louisiana where they resettled, intermarried, and became what we now know as the Cajuns.  Learn also how the Cajuns have worked hard to preserve their language and culture amidst the onslaught of American popular culture.

Eileen M. Angelini is the recipient of a Canada-U.S. Fulbright award as a Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Globalization and Cultural Studies at McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario), and has been named Chevalier dans l’Ordres des Palmes Académiques. She received her B.A. in French from Middlebury College and her M.A. and Ph.D. in French Studies from Brown University. Angelini is currently Professor of French at Canisius College.

Location Information:
Boston Campus - Stahl Center (73 Tremont)  (View Map)
73 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108
Room: Conference Center, 9th Floor
Contact Information:
Name: Kelly Pinard
Phone: 617-573-8538
Intended Audience:
  • Faculty
  • Graduate Students
  • Undergraduate Students
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    As part of Government Day!

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