May 23, 2015
Rendez-Vous Interview: Our first guest this month is Richard Campanella, geographer at the Tulane School of Architecture, and author of Bourbon Street: A History. Professor Campanella discusses the francophone era on Bourbon Street and in the surrounding French Quarter–the days when you could hear opéra music and French in the streets–and the ensuing process of Americanization.
French Corner: Over the last few months, The Aliance Française has had the great pleasure of partnering with a French service learning class at Tulane University through Tulane’s Center for Public Service. Students in the class volunteered with RadioNOLA to produce several French Corner & Rendez-vous interviews. Each student recorded one French corner at an Alliance Française event with a partner, and one interview with a francophone in New Orleans on their own. This month, we welcome hosts Jesse Coren and Joe DiTrapini to the French Corner segment with a visit to the Alliance Francaise ciné-club.
Rendez-Vous Interview: Guest host Kelsey Willis sits down with Domna Stanton, a professor at City University of New York, to discuss the dynamics of gender in early modern France and feminism today.
Let’s Get Lexical: This month we’ll hear the first installment of short stories from a Creative Writing class held at the Alliance Francaise, taught by French-Martinican author-in-residence Fabienne Kanor. This month « La sorciere est morte » by Katrinna Cherie.