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The Colette Project
Wednesday, February 12, 2020,7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
At least a dozen expatriate American women, including Edith Wharton and Gertrude Stein, moved to Paris at the beginning of the twentieth century. Colette was one of the only French women to be part of the salons established by this group of writers, publishers, and book sellers. In this lecture event, Isabelle de Courtivron explores the expats’ influence on Colette’s creativity and identity. Isabelle de Courtivron has a Ph.D. from Brown University. She taught at MIT from 1979 until 2010. She was the Head of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at MIT for 10 years. She was an Ann F. Friedlaender Professor of Humanities. She taught French Studies (literature, culture, film), Comparative Literature, Women’s Studies, Life Writing, and Bilingual Studies. In 2000, she created the Center for Bilingual/Bicultural Studies. She is the author of numerous articles and several books that focus on women writers, including Violette Leduc (in English) and a biography of Clara Malraux (in French).The Colette Project Sarasota is presented by: New College of Florida, Alliance Française de Sarasota, Selby Public Library, Ringling College of Art and Design, Florida Studio Theatre, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, and C’est la Vie restaurant (University Park). Provocative and prolific, the French writer Colette (1873-1954) was a novelist, journalist, and actress, a liberated woman in a changing France. On the centennial of her 1920 novel Chéri, join us for a community-wide celebration of Colette’s love of literature and music, cats and dogs, food and flowers. This series spans February–March 2020.Hosted by: Additional Information can be found at: https://novoconnect.ncf.edu/event/4993767