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US university to offer course on Anthony Bourdain

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, October 8, 2018   /   01:02 am
US university to offer course on Anthony Bourdain Chef and television personality Anthony Bourdain arrives at the 65th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California, on Sept. 15, 2013. (REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn)

If you’re a fan of Parts UnknownThe LayoverNo Reservations, and A Cook’s Tour, or just an avid follower of the late Anthony Bourdain’s adventures, you’ll be delighted to learn that you’re not alone.

Travel + Leisure reported that Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana, United States, will be offering a class focused on studying “Anthony Bourdain and His Influencers”, starting Spring 2019.

The class will examine some of Bourdain's writings and video work and contrast them to the films that influenced him most.

Todd Kennedy, head of the university's film department, said he had always enjoyed Bourdain's shows. “I thought about how original he was putting together literature, film, travel, and food. In my profession, we look to see how these things come together in culture.”

 He added that upon Bourdain’s passing, he was affected more than he had expected he would be.

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“Some (students and staff) are fans of him and don’t know very much about him, but they seem to like classes that encompass many different subjects.” he said.

For those no longer in studies or have no time to backpack their way to Louisiana, fear not as Kennedy said the class will soon be available as an online course. Other university students who are not in the film department will also be able to attend “Anthony Bourdain and His Influencers” as a half-semester option.

Like Kennedy, we look forward to seeing what is in store in the upcoming studies on the American chef who presented his travel documentaries and books with a big personality. (acr/wng)