Dr. Jaime Cantrell is leading a StudyUSA course June 10-15 in New Orleans. This interdisciplinary course may interest students in the Humanities and Social Sciences (particularly programs/departments including History, Sociology, Gender Studies, English, African American Studies, Journalism, Writing, and Education) as well as students enrolled in General Studies. Students in the following organizations may also be interested in this course: UM Pride Network, UM NAACP, RASA, Students Against Social Injustice, FEMISS, students affiliated with the Center for Inclusion & Cross Cultural Engagement and the McLean Institute.
Course: SST 406 Southern Literature and the Oral Tradition
Credit Hours: 3
Instructors: Dr. Jaime Cantrell
Dates: June 10-15, 2018
Course Fee: $750 plus tuition
Deadline: April 5, 2018
To Register: Go to outreach.olemiss.edu/study_usa/how_to_apply.html
• Explore the New Orleans Life Story Project at the Historic New Orleans Collection, the Friends of the Cabildo Oral History Project with materials housed at Tulane University and the Louisiana Historical Center, and the New Orleans Public Library’s Jambalaya Oral History Program
• Visit the homes and favorite hangout haunts of iconic Southern writers, including Faulkner House Books and Pirates Alley Café
• Trace the literary legacies and walk in the footsteps of some of New Orleans’ most celebrated authors on a Literary Walking Tour of the French Quarter
• Feast together—literarily and literally—at wordsmith spots and iconic cuisine locales, including the Hotel Monteleone’s Carousel Piano Lounge, Backspace Bar & Kitchen, and Café Du Monde.
New Orleans, LA
Virtual/remote class meetings on Google Hangouts, held June 8 and June 18. Hotel check in will be on June 10 after 3:00 p.m., class will start in the morning of June 11. Students will be free to check out of the hotel before noon on June 15.
Students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from New Orleans, LA. Ground Transportation and shared accommodations in New Orleans will be provided.
Course fee is $750. Included in the fee are housing, group ground transportation, select group meals, and group tours. Excluded from the cost are the Study USA application fee, tuition, travel expenses to/from New Orleans, most meals, and personal spending money.
Itinerary subject to change. Please verify specific dates with instructor and confirm that the course has adequate enrollment to make before making travel arrangements.
More information is available here.