New Orleans in Literature, Television and Film

Schools of Public Engagement: Humanities

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

New Orleans in Lit, TV & Film

Spring 2021

Taught By: Eliza Nichols

Section: A

CRN: 5710

Credits: 3

This course focuses on the iconic American city of New Orleans as represented in fiction, creative non-fiction, media and film. New Orleans, while both a quintessential American city, is also our most African city. This course traces how American popular culture and notions of race were shaped by New Orleans history and culture, and the city’s pivotal role in the cultural exchange between Cuba, Haiti, France, Spain and Anglo/America. New Orleans is an excellent example of the ways in which history, culture, politics and public policy collide under extreme conditions, and serves as an important lesson for the future of all cities. Using an interdisciplinary approach, we will study such works as the HBO series Treme, Spike Lee’s documentary When the Levees Broke, and fictional works such as Anne Rice’s The Feast of All Saints.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Humanities (NHUM)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:52pm 7/9/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/19/2021 - 5/10/2021