Colette Project honors author and centennial of her novel Chéri

New College of Florida will host a series of lectures on campus during February and March as part of The Colette Project Sarasota. This monthlong celebration honors the prolific and provocative French writer Colette (1873-1954) and the centennial of her 1920 novel Chéri. New College will host speakers from 7 to 8:30 pm in the Sainer Auditorium:

Colette and American Women of the Left Bank
Isabelle de Courtivron, MIT Professor Emerita
Wednesday, February 12

Colette Finds Her Voice: From Pantomime to Writing
Frédéric Canovas, Arizona State University Associate Professor of French
Wednesday, February 19

Colette’s One Thousand and One Gardens
Évelyne Bloch-Dano, Biographer, Novelist and Critic
Wednesday, February 26

Enchanting Colette: Ravel’s Musico-Magical Setting of The Child and the Spells
Maribeth Clark, New College of Florida Associate Professor of Music
Wednesday, March 4

Chéri, Cent Ans Apres (in French)
Marie-Françoise Berthu-Courtivron, Université de Rennes 2 Professor of French Literature
Wednesday, March 11

For more information on all of the events that are scheduled for The Colette Project Sarasota, visit:

Founded in Sarasota in 1960, New College of Florida is the state's only legislatively designated Honors College of Florida. New College prepares intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement by providing a highly individualized education that integrates academic rigor with career-building experiences. New College offers 45 undergraduate majors in liberal arts and sciences, a master’s degree program in data science, and certificates in technology, finance, and business skills.

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