Please join us this Friday, September 4th at 3:00 pm in the Hatfield Room for our first Faculty Colloquium of this semester. Treats will be provided.
Doreen Simonsen, Humanities & Fine Arts Librarian
Title: “Katriniana”: Literary and Artistic Responses to Hurricane Katrina
Katriniana is a phrase coined by Susan Larson, former Book Editor for the Times-Picayune Newspaper of New Orleans, to describe the inundation of books written about Hurricane Katrina and its impact. In the ten years since Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast and precipitated the failure of the federal levees in New Orleans leaving 80% of the city underwater, writers, artists, photographers, musicians, filmmakers and many more have been using their skills to respond to the devastation. Benefit works, sympathetic responses, communal rebuilding efforts, celebrations of the rich cultures of New Orleans, and a little bit of carpetbagging characterize the various types of literary and artistic responses to the storm and its aftermath.
In conjunction with this talk, a collection of these works will be on display on the second floor of the the Mark O. Hatfield Library until September 23, 2015. An online guide to the books on display is available at this site: http://libguides.willamette.edu/katriniana
Please feel free to invite students to attend this talk.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Doreen Simonsen and Bobby Brewer-Wallin
Faculty Colloquium Coordinator