Document Type


Publication Date

Spring 4-2016

Course Name

FR385 Francophone Civilizations and Cultures


Dr. Kate M. Bonin


Modern Languages & Cultures; College of Arts & Sciences


This paper explores the current state of Cajun (in French, Cadien) literature in the United States. I describe the migration of the Cajuns from Acadia down to Louisiana, the evolution of the French-Cajun dialect and the longstanding bias against it, and use examples of past and modern day Cajun writers and poets to shed light on the recent resurgence of Cajun culture and literature in the United States, even after years of persecution.


Please note that the paper itself is written in French.