Louisiana Institute of Higher Education
#46 “Famous Writers of Louisiana”
2006-2007 History Lecture Series Season – March 5th, 2007
Christina Vella, Adjunct Professor of History, Tulane University
Attendance – 66
In this lecture, Vella brieﬂy surveyed twenty of the major writers of Louisiana, focusing on four of her favorites: Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, Walker Percy and Dorothy Dix. Vella received her Ph.D. in European and U.S. history from Tulane University in New Orleans and was a professor of history for over twenty years. A national level author, she also frequently served as a consultant and writer for the U.S. Department of State, Curatorial Division.