Salon de Jeanne d’Arc, Saturday Sept. 23rd, Tulane University

Early 1900s postcard of Joan of Arc at the stake with political cartoon embellishments depicting the stake and ropes as "political agenda" "symbol" "witch" and "virgin"The Joan of Arc Project will present its 8th annual conference, the Salon de Jeanne d’Arc, on Saturday September 23rd from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Woldenberg Art Center at Tulane University.  Produced by the makers of the annual Joan of Arc Parade, the one-day gathering will feature three Joan of Arc scholars offering talks on different aspects of Joan’s story:  the charges of witchcraft made against her that led to her eventual condemnation; the virginity testing she had to undergo at least twice in her short life to prove she was indeed “The Maid”; and a pop culture perspective on Joan focused on the 2003-2005 television series Joan of Arcadia. The free lectures and presentations, made possible with generous support from the Medieval & Early Modern Studies Program at Tulane University and Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University.   (More info & full schedule)

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Oui, Coffee & Tea and Croissants donated by Sodexo and French American Chamber of Commerce - Gulf Coast Chapter (FACC-GC) will give us a kicking start to our Salon de Jeanne d'Arc 2017! We hope to see you at Woodward Way in Woldenberg Art Center this Saturday at 9:30 a.m. The conference will be fro 9:30 to 5:00 and is free and open to the public. BONUS: Newcomb Art Museum is open from11 a.m. to 4 p.m. that day too! Make a day of it with us...!!

NOTE: There is a football game on campus that day so we recommend early arrival and if you must drive, visit our Salon de Jeanne d'Arc 2017 page for parking information. � �
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Oui, Coffee & Tea and Croissants donated by Sodexo and French American Chamber of Commerce - Gulf Coast Chapter (FACC-GC) will give us a kicking start to our Salon de Jeanne dArc 2017! We hope to see you at Woodward Way in Woldenberg Art Center this Saturday at 9:30 a.m. The conference will be fro 9:30 to 5:00 and is free and open to the public. BONUS:  Newcomb Art Museum is open from11 a.m. to 4 p.m. that day too! Make a day of it with us...!!

NOTE: There is a football game on campus that day so we recommend early arrival and if you must drive, visit our Salon de Jeanne dArc 2017 page for parking information. � �Image attachment

No pressure, but we really hope to see you all on Saturday!

Salon de Jeanne d’Arc 2017
Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University
Saturday, September 23rd 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Presentation Schedule:
All presentations are in Stone Auditorium, in Woldenberg Art Center

10:05-10:50 a.m. SCHOLAR TALK: Orleans, The Witch, & Her Wardrobe

Dale Shuger, Ph.D.

Dale Shuger is Assistant Professor of Spanish at Tulane and director of Tulane’s Program in Medieval and Early Modern Studies. Her scholarly focus is on early modern Spanish literature and history. Her book Don Quixote in the Archives: Madness in Life and Literature in Early Modern Spain was published Edinburgh University Press in 2012 and she is currently completing a second book on early modern Spanish mysticism.

11:00-12:15 p.m. KEYNOTE SPEECH: Saint and Starlet: Joan of Arc Invades Popular Culture

Stephanie L. Coker, Ph.D.

Stephanie L. Coker earned the doctorate in French from Louisiana State University and is currently Assistant Professor at the University of North Alabama where she teaches courses on French language, literature, and culture. Her dissertation, “How Legend Constructs French National Identity: Jeanne d’Arc,” focuses on how French authors retell Jeanne's story throughout the centuries (from the Hundred Years War to post-World War II). An active member of the International Joan of Arc Society, Coker often presents her research at the International Congress on Medieval Studies. Her latest essay, published in The Middle Ages on Television (McFarland 2015), examines the series Joan of Arcadia.

12:15-1:15 p.m. Lunch break

1:20--2:30 p.m. What a Medieval Warrior Wears Head to Toe: Armor, Weapons, and All that Goes Beneath! Krewe de Jeanne d’Arc Costume Director Antoinette de Alteriis with local armor maker Clay Lebrun.

Antoinette de Alteriis is a long term costume enthusiast who has done everything from historical to theatrical sets, costumes, and garb. She is a member of the West Coast Costumers Guild and has taught at Costume College in Los Angeles, in historic Virginia, and around the city of New Orleans. de Alteriis specializes in using non-traditional materials in unconventional ways to build everything from jelly fish and science fiction characters to period correct French Colonial garb. She gives living history demonstrations of Elizabethan dying at the Louisiana Renaissance Festival and has a fabric horde almost as big as her library. She is the Battalion Lieutenant of the Lady’s Knights Auxiliary for the Krewe de Jeanne D’Arc and her walking Knights are proud to include a rolling wall, a kilted Scot, a cannon detail, the stick cavalry, leather skirted Amazons, the Marion Servants, and now a true knight in armor.
Clay LeBrun began building armor in 1981, when he joined an educational medieval re-enactment group. Before leaving the group he was in charge of teaching members leather and metal armoring techniques. This was before the internet when there was intense research and experimentation involved. Since then he has continued to learn more about the art of various styles of armor construction, as well how it is worn and used. Through the years Clay has taught many interested individuals how to create their own historical, futuristic and fantasy armor. Working from his own home or teaching classes at Science Fiction conventions to eager fans, Clay has had several students return to show off complete suits of armor from just these brief classes and extensive hand outs. Clay LeBrun has also conducted lectures and visited classes at grade school, high school and college level. Clay also has a background in medieval combat recreation which gives him a more practical perspective of the use of the armor he has made.

2:45-2:55 p.m. The Joan of Arc Parade Celebrates 10 Years in 10 Minutes! A short and sweet presentation by Krewe de Jeanne d’Arc founder and captain, Amy Kirk Duvoisin.

3:00-3:45 p.m. SCHOLAR TALK: Like a Virgin: Understanding Joan’s Pucellage from the Perspective of Her Peers Tara B. Smithson, Ph.D.

Tara B. Smithson is a Visiting Assistant Professor of French at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. She completed her doctoral work at Louisiana State University, where her research focused on Joan of Arc as a catalyst for creative commemoration. Her book project The Mnemonic Maid: Joan of Arc in Public Memory examines Joan of Arc’s myth as an imaginative space where groups and individuals linked through histories of colonial contact can revive, reject, revise, and relate memories perceived as crucial to their identities.

4:10-4:50 p.m. Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle Orleans student presentation and performance

5:00 p.m. Salon de Jeanne d’Arc Salutes the 2018 Joan of Arc Parade! See you January 6, 2018!

The Joan of Arc Project would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to our Salon sponsors:
Medieval & Early Modern Studies Program at Tulane University
Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University
Sodexo Energy and Resources USA
French American Chamber of Commerce—Gulf Coast Chapter
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No pressure, but we really hope to see you all on Saturday! 

Salon de Jeanne d’Arc 2017 
Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University
Saturday, September 23rd         9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Presentation Schedule: 
All presentations are in Stone Auditorium, in Woldenberg Art Center

10:05-10:50 a.m. SCHOLAR TALK: Orleans, The Witch, & Her Wardrobe

Dale Shuger, Ph.D. 

Dale Shuger is Assistant Professor of Spanish at Tulane and director of Tulane’s Program in Medieval and Early Modern Studies. Her scholarly focus is on early modern Spanish literature and history. Her book Don Quixote in the Archives: Madness in Life and Literature in Early Modern Spain was published Edinburgh University Press in 2012 and she is currently completing a second book on early modern Spanish mysticism. 

11:00-12:15 p.m. KEYNOTE SPEECH: Saint and Starlet: Joan of Arc Invades Popular Culture  

Stephanie L. Coker, Ph.D.

Stephanie L. Coker earned the doctorate in French from Louisiana State University and is currently Assistant Professor at the University of North Alabama where she teaches courses on French language, literature, and culture.  Her dissertation, “How Legend Constructs French National Identity: Jeanne d’Arc,” focuses on how French authors retell Jeannes story throughout the centuries (from the Hundred Years War to post-World War II).   An active member of the International Joan of Arc Society, Coker often presents her research at the International Congress on Medieval Studies. Her latest essay, published in The Middle Ages on Television (McFarland 2015), examines the series Joan of Arcadia.

12:15-1:15 p.m. Lunch break 

1:20--2:30 p.m. What a Medieval Warrior Wears Head to Toe: Armor, Weapons, and All that Goes Beneath! Krewe de Jeanne d’Arc Costume Director Antoinette de Alteriis with local armor maker Clay Lebrun. 

Antoinette de Alteriis is a long term costume enthusiast who has done everything from historical to theatrical sets, costumes, and garb. She is a member of the West Coast Costumers Guild and has taught at Costume College in Los Angeles, in historic Virginia, and around the city of New Orleans. de Alteriis specializes in using non-traditional materials in unconventional ways to build everything from jelly fish and science fiction characters to period correct French Colonial garb. She gives living history demonstrations of Elizabethan dying at the Louisiana Renaissance Festival and has a fabric horde almost as big as her library. She is the Battalion Lieutenant of the Lady’s Knights Auxiliary for the Krewe de Jeanne D’Arc and her walking Knights are proud to include a rolling wall, a kilted Scot, a cannon detail, the stick cavalry, leather skirted Amazons, the Marion Servants, and now a true knight in armor.
Clay LeBrun began building armor in 1981, when he joined an educational medieval re-enactment group. Before leaving the group he was in charge of teaching members leather and metal armoring techniques. This was before the internet when there was intense research and experimentation involved. Since then he has continued to learn more about the art of various styles of armor construction, as well how it is worn and used.  Through the years Clay has taught many interested individuals how to create their own historical, futuristic and fantasy armor. Working from his own home or teaching classes at Science Fiction conventions to eager fans, Clay has had several students return to show off complete suits of armor from just these brief classes and extensive hand outs. Clay LeBrun has also conducted lectures and visited classes at grade school, high school and college level. Clay also has a background in medieval combat recreation which gives him a more practical perspective of the use of the armor he has made.

2:45-2:55 p.m. The Joan of Arc Parade Celebrates 10 Years in 10 Minutes! A short and sweet presentation by Krewe de Jeanne d’Arc founder and captain, Amy Kirk Duvoisin.

3:00-3:45 p.m. SCHOLAR TALK: Like a Virgin: Understanding Joan’s Pucellage from the Perspective of Her Peers Tara B. Smithson, Ph.D.

Tara B. Smithson is a Visiting Assistant Professor of French at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri.  She completed her doctoral work at Louisiana State University, where her research focused on Joan of Arc as a catalyst for creative commemoration.  Her book project The Mnemonic Maid: Joan of Arc in Public Memory examines Joan of Arc’s myth as an imaginative space where groups and individuals linked through histories of colonial contact can revive, reject, revise, and relate memories perceived as crucial to their identities.  

4:10-4:50 p.m. Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle Orleans student presentation and performance

5:00 p.m. Salon de Jeanne d’Arc Salutes the 2018 Joan of Arc Parade! See you January 6, 2018!

The Joan of Arc Project would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to our Salon sponsors: 
Medieval & Early Modern Studies Program at Tulane University 
Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University
Sodexo Energy and Resources USA 
French American Chamber of Commerce—Gulf Coast Chapter

Midday at our Salon de Jeanne d'Arc 2017 this Saturday is our medieval armor presentation! Come on over to Woldenberg Art Center at Tulane and check it out in Stone Auditorium!! It's FREE! (But the armor will cost you...if you decide to commission Clay to make you some!!)

1:20--2:30 p.m. What a Medieval Warrior Wears Head to Toe: Armor, Weapons, and All that Goes Beneath! A Group Presentation led by Krewe de Jeanne d’Arc Costume Director Antoinette de Alteriis with local armor maker Clay Lebrun.

Antoinette de Alteriis is a long term costume enthusiast who has done everything from historical to theatrical sets, costumes, and garb. She is a member of the West Coast Costumers Guild and has taught at Costume College in Los Angeles, in historic Virginia, and around the city of New Orleans. de Alteriis specializes in using non-traditional materials in unconventional ways to build everything from jelly fish and science fiction characters to period correct French Colonial garb. She gives living history demonstrations of Elizabethan dying at the Louisiana Renaissance Festival and has a fabric horde almost as big as her library. She is the Battalion Lieutenant of the Lady’s Knights Auxiliary for the Krewe de Jeanne D’Arc and her walking Knights are proud to include a rolling wall, a kilted Scot, a cannon detail, the stick cavalry, leather skirted Amazons, the Marion Servants, and now a true knight in armor.

Clay LeBrun began building armor in 1981, when he joined an educational medieval re-enactment group. Before leaving the group he was in charge of teaching members leather and metal armoring techniques. This was before the internet when there was intense research and experimentation involved. Since then he has continued to learn more about the art of various styles of armor construction, as well how it is worn and used.

Through the years Clay has taught many interested individuals how to create their own historical, futuristic and fantasy armor. Working from his own home or teaching classes at Science Fiction conventions to eager fans, Clay has had several students return to show off complete suits of armor from just these brief classes and extensive hand outs. Clay LeBrun has also conducted lectures and visited classes at grade school, high school and college level. Clay also has a background in medieval combat recreation which gives him a more practical perspective of the use of the armor he has made.
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Midday at our Salon de Jeanne dArc 2017 this Saturday is our medieval armor presentation! Come on over to Woldenberg Art Center at Tulane and check it out in Stone Auditorium!! Its FREE! (But the armor will cost you...if you decide to commission Clay to make you some!!) 

1:20--2:30 p.m. What a Medieval Warrior Wears Head to Toe: Armor, Weapons, and All that Goes Beneath! A Group Presentation led by Krewe de Jeanne d’Arc Costume Director Antoinette de Alteriis with local armor maker Clay Lebrun. 

Antoinette de Alteriis is a long term costume enthusiast who has done everything from historical to theatrical sets, costumes, and garb. She is a member of the West Coast Costumers Guild and has taught at Costume College in Los Angeles, in historic Virginia, and around the city of New Orleans. de Alteriis specializes in using non-traditional materials in unconventional ways to build everything from jelly fish and science fiction characters to period correct French Colonial garb. She gives living history demonstrations of Elizabethan dying at the Louisiana Renaissance Festival and has a fabric horde almost as big as her library. She is the Battalion Lieutenant of the Lady’s Knights Auxiliary for the Krewe de Jeanne D’Arc and her walking Knights are proud to include a rolling wall, a kilted Scot, a cannon detail, the stick cavalry, leather skirted Amazons, the Marion Servants, and now a true knight in armor.

Clay LeBrun began building armor in 1981, when he joined an educational medieval re-enactment group. Before leaving the group he was in charge of teaching members leather and metal armoring techniques. This was before the internet when there was intense research and experimentation involved. Since then he has continued to learn more about the art of various styles of armor construction, as well how it is worn and used.  

Through the years Clay has taught many interested individuals how to create their own historical, futuristic and fantasy armor. Working from his own home or teaching classes at Science Fiction conventions to eager fans, Clay has had several students return to show off complete suits of armor from just these brief classes and extensive hand outs. Clay LeBrun has also conducted lectures and visited classes at grade school, high school and college level. Clay also has a background in medieval combat recreation which gives him a more practical perspective of the use of the armor he has made.

There's going to be an interesting convergence this weekend at Tulane University as the Salon de Jeanne d'Arc 2017 falls on a football game day! There will be no parking on-campus due to this, so attendees must bike, Uber, walk, take a pedicab, park far away and hike to the campus, or just buckle up and ride your horse!!!! We apologize in advance, but as Joan would say, Soldier On! After all, she's "tackled" much much worse tasks...#footballmeetsFrance #letsplayball #mentalexercise

"Help Yourself and God Will Help You"...--jeanne d'arc
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Theres going to be an interesting convergence this weekend at Tulane University as the Salon de Jeanne dArc 2017 falls on a football game day! There will be no parking on-campus due to this, so attendees must bike, Uber, walk, take a pedicab, park far away and hike to the campus, or just buckle up and ride your horse!!!! We apologize in advance, but as Joan would say, Soldier On! After all, shes tackled much much worse tasks...#footballmeetsFrance #letsplayball #mentalexercise

Help Yourself and God Will Help You...--jeanne darcImage attachment

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