This spring, we are excited to partner with LSU-Shreveport for a series of free lectures at the Broadmoor Branch! Explore the history of Jesuits in North Louisiana, dive into the methods of storytelling in comics, and meet medieval saints and superheroes on Mondays at 6 p.m. from March 26 to April 23.
The MLA Showcase Lecture Series will feature LSU-Shreveport staff presenting their expertise and research in presentations followed by questions. Each lecture in the five-part series will cover a different interesting topic. The first week will feature Dr. Helen Taylor presenting “Medieval Female Saints & Superheroes.”
The second week, Dr. Cheryl White will discuss Jesuits in Louisiana during “Revealing the Past: The First Jesuit Community in North Louisiana.” Dr. White’s lecture is made possible by a grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.
The following weeks feature Dr. Matyas Buzgo’s talk, “I’m Frond of Ferns,” Dr. Alexander Mikaberidze’s presentation, “The Napoleonic Wars as the Crucible of the Modern World,” and last, Dr. Samuel Cannon’s lecture, “Sequential Art: How Comics Make Meaning.”
All of these lectures are free and open to the public! Come and join us for a fascinating look at these interesting topics. All of the lectures will be held at 6 p.m. at the Broadmoor Branch, 1212 Captain Shreve Dr.