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In which we discuss the 1847 long poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Evangeline! Topics include the Acadian Expulsion in the 1750s, the American 'Fireside Poets', and the impact of Evangeline on the Acadians of old and today.
Content warning: We say 'fuck' a lot this episode as we read one of the modern reactions to the poem.
Further Reading & Sources:
- Godin, Céleste. "Fuck you Évangéline," Kind of Intéressant Blog, Nov. 2015. http://kindofinteressant.weebly.com/blog/fuck-you-evangeline
- Griffiths, N.E.S. 1982 “Longfellow’s Evangeline: The Birth and Acceptance of a Legend,” Acadiensis, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 28-41. https://www.acadian.org/history/longfellows-evangeline-birth-acceptance-legend/
- Hart, James D., and Phillip W. Leininger. “Evangeline, A Tale of Acadie.” The Oxford Companion to American Literature, Oxford University Press, 2004.
- Hawthorne, Manning, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Dana. “The Origin of Longfellow's ‘Evangeline.’” The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, vol. 41, no. 3, 1947, pp. 165–203. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/24298574
- Le Blanc, Barbara. “Evangeline”. The Oxford Companion to Canadian History, Oxford University Press, 2004.
- Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth. Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie, 1847. https://poets.org/poem/evangeline-tale-acadie
- Zichy, Francis. “Evangeline: A tale of Acadie.” The Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature, Oxford University Press, 2006.
- A recreation of the poem by singer Annie Blanchard, "Évangéline". https://open.spotify.com/track/2Xu5HLd5x9OAMNVXbkHiIv?si=J8rmrwo0R6W2NFu7rL7wpg
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