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Lecture: The Matter of Mardi Gras: How People Use the Tangible Things of this World to Create the Intangible

The Mermentau Mardi Gras, the Krewe de Foux [the crew of fools], as they call themselves, traverse the small corner of the south Louisiana landscape known as Mermentau Cove. This presentation by John Laudun, an Associate Professor of English at the University of Louisiana, seeks to sketch a simple matrix of objects and ideas, in an attempt to understand not only how people manifest themselves in the world but also how they make their world manifest using both the ordinary and extraordinary means available to them during the particular festival moment that is Mardi Gras in the Louisiana prairies.

Tuesday March 04, 2014 12:00 PM
Tuesday March 04, 2014 01:00 PM
Mathers Museum of World Cultures, 416 N. Indiana Ave., Bloomington, IN
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