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A Confederacy of Dunces (2015)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-12-11

Duration: 00:08:22

Subjects: Toole, John Kennedy, 1937-1969 | Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.). Press


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • LaFleur, Donna Producer
  • Hardy, John Interviewee
  • Callaway, MaryKatherine Interviewee
  • Nobles, Cynthia LeJeune Interviewee


This segment from the December 11, 2015, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s report on a Boston production of an adaptation of John Kennedy Toole’s famous novel, “A Confederacy of Dunces.” She interviews John Hardy, the play’s producer. This segment also includes Donna LaFleur’s report on the 35th anniversary publication of the novel by LSU Press, as well as an accompanying cookbook. She interviews MaryKatherine Callaway, the director of LSU Press, and Cynthia LeJeune Nobles, the author of the A Confederacy of Dunces cookbook.