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French Week Features Discussion, Music, Cooking Demonstration, Nov. 5 and 6

November 5, 2008

Dr. Barry Rodrigue

Professor Barry Rodrigue, director of the French North American Studies program at the University of Southern Maine, Lewiston-Auburn, will present “French North America: Past, Present, and a Future” Wednesday, Nov. 5, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in DeMeritt, room 112.

Rodrigue and his students have organized conferences of the world’s leading authorities on French North America, which contributed to anthologies in which Rodrigue has published “Vision et Visages” (2001) and “Franco-Amérique” (2008).

Students also became associate editors of his recent book, “Voyages: A Maine Franco-American Reader” (2007). Copies will be available Wednesday for signing and purchase.

Respondent Julien Olivier, chaplain at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, will have copies of his book “Of Kings and Fools: Storytellers in the French Tradition in North America” (1996) for signing and purchase as well.
For more information, contact Claire Malarte-Feldman, director, Center for International Education, Hood House, 2-2399.

On Thursday, Nov. 6, singer-songwriter Lucie Therrien will perform Francophone music in Murkland G10 lounge from 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. French-educated, Therrien holds a B.A and M.A. in music and has performed across the United States, Quebec and France. She has released a songbook and numerous recordings, DVDs and videos that are distributed nationally and internationally.

Also on Nov. 6, Ralph Coughenour, director of culinary services for UNH Dining, will present a cooking demonstration and tasting in the Piscataqua Room at Holloway Common from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sponsored by the UNH French Club.

The events surrounding National French Week are sponsored by the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, the Center for International Education, the Center for the Humanities.

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