Document Type

Grant Application


Franco American Centre


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Project Period

FY 2013-2014

Event Sponsor

Cultural Affairs/ Distinguished Lecture Series

Project Abstract/ Summary

"In and Out of Place: Finding Home in Franco America" is a symposium organized by the Franco American programs and sponsored by the University of Maine Humanities Initiative. This symposium will take place on April 25, 26, and27,2014. This symposium will explore the significance of "place" to Franco American scholarly and creative works. Scholars, artists, and thinkers from around the northeastem United States and Canada will come together in conversation on cultural identity in public and private spaces, to consider how "place" bears on the definitions of our cultural selves and the inquiries that aim to understand them. Participants will guide our explorations of cultural spaces and help us to imagine the shapes and coordinates of our futures-in and out of the inter-discipline of Franco American Studies.