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Chris Wiltz: Forever Tied to New Orleans

By Weston Harty Christine (Chris) Wiltz was born in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, on January 3, 1948, to Adolphe Michael and Merle Wiltz. Her family moved to a house on General Pershing Street in the middle class Broadmoor section of New … Continue reading

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Seclusion by Choice: A Mapping Analysis of The Moviegoer

By Weston Harty In The Moviegoer, Binx Bolling has distanced himself from his family and the older, more prominent neighborhoods in New Orleans in order to observe from afar the nature of the city and conduct his search, an attempt … Continue reading

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Racial Identity and Social Stigma in Decorations in a Ruined Cemetery

By Weston Harty The conflicts in John Gregory Brown’s Decorations in a Ruined Cemetery arise from generations of racial misunderstanding resulting from the marriage of a white man, Lowell Eagen, to a woman of mixed racial ancestry, Mollie. Compounding this … Continue reading

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