Ancelet, Barry Jean

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ANCELET, Barry Jean

ANCELET, Barry Jean. Also writes as Jean Arceneaux. American, b. 1951. Genres: Cultural/Ethnic topics, Poetry, Songs/Lyrics and libretti. Career: Worked as aide to Council for the Development of French in Louisiana, 1973-74; Indiana University-Bloomington, associate instructor in French, 1974-76; University of Louisiana, Lafayette, director of Center for Acadian and Creole Folklore, 1977-80, folklorist at Center for Louisiana Studies, 1980-85, director of Festival de Musique Acadienne, 1980-, professor of French, 1985-. Festival director of Tribute to Cajun Music, 1974, 1976-80; Louisiana Folklife Commission, chairman, 1984-90; Festival de Musique Acadienne/Cajun Music Festival, president and member of executive board, 1980-. Consultant to U.S. Department of State, National Geographic Society, National Park Service and Acadian Village Folklife Museum; television and film consultant. Producer of folk theater project and tour "Nous Autres," 1977-79; coproducer of a weekly radio program "Chez Nous Autres," 1979-80; producer and presenter of "Bonjour, Louisiane," daily radio program, 1980-82; host, "Rendez-vous des Cadiens," live weekly radio show, Eunice, LA, 1987-. Publications: The Makers of Cajun Music: Musiciens cadiens et creoles, 1984; (with M. Allain) History on the Table: An Annotated Cookbook of Cajun and Creole Cuisine, 1984; (with J. Edwards and G. Pitre) Cajun Country, 1991; Cajun Music: Origins and Development, 1989; Cajun and Creole Folktales, 1994. EDITOR: Jean l'Ours et la fille du roi (title means: John the Bear and the King's Daughter), 1979; Acadie Tropicale, 1983; (with K. James) Vivre pour manger: Cajun and Acadian Cooking, 1983. AS JEAN ARCENEAUX. POETRY: Je suis Cadien (I Am Cajun), 1994; Suite du Loup, 1999. EDITOR & CONTRIBUTOR: Cris sur le bayou: Naissance d'une poesie acadienne et creole en Louisiane (Cries on the Bayou: Birth of an Acadian and Creole Poetry in Louisiana), 1980; (with M. Allain) Anthologie de la litterature francaise de Louisiane (Anthology of Louisiana French Literature), 1981. Address: Dept of Modern Languages, University of Louisiana, Box 4-3331, Lafayette, LA 70504, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]

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