New Orleans as Myth, Perform
Knowledge-Values Courses: Creative Arts & Cultures
New Orleans is one of the United States' most mythologized places. Its long history of representation in the national culture affects the way locals, visitors, and distant onlookers perceive the city today. New Orleans as Myth and Performance will look at the ways in which New Orleans functions as a myth in the national culture, and the ways in which New Orleanian identity is performed in multiple genres, including the mass public spectacle of carnival.