Les Bon Temps: New Orleans
Through the eyes of Ignatius Reilly, the bumbling picaresque protagonist of the classic comic novel, A Confederacy of Dunces, we will explore New Orleans, a uniquely beguiling American city. We will also look at the contemporary city from streetcars to hurricanes (both kinds) and sample the music and art that flourish there. If you love NOLA, or are interested in visiting, this course is for you. A video introduction to the course is available at https://vimeo.com/733359382.
Reading: John Kennedy Toole, A Confederacy of Dunces, ISBN 978-0802130208.
About the Instructor
Paul Kalkstein, a retired secondary school literature instructor, is looking forward to sharing his tenth pilgrimage to NOLA with you.
Begins November 7, 2022