Friday, May 6, 2011

The Living Past: Franco-American Cultural Identity

The Living Past: Franco American Identity

May 20-22, 2011 in Orono, ME
University of Maine

What is the significance of Franco American culture today? What is a Franco American identity? How is it experienced? How is it shared?

The Living Past: Franco American Identity in the Modern World will explore the contemporary expression of Franco American culture through roundtable conversations, storytelling, dramatic performances, music, and art.

Over two dozen of the leading voices of the Franco American experience will share their work and invite participants to explore their cultural identity. In addition to scheduled events, there will be numerous opportunities for informal exchanges during our weekend together. It is our goal to build new foundations for the future of Franco American communities.

This gathering is generously funded by the Centre de la Francophonie des Amériques (Québec), the Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture fund, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Franco American Studies, and the Royal Arcanum.

Click here to register on-line

Sponsoring organizations:
The Centre de la Francophonies des Amériques
The Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecturer fund
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Franco American Studies
Royal Arcanum