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: ncf.edu/Colette


Located in Sarasota, New College of Florida has educated intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement since its founding in 1960. As the State of Florida’s designated honors college, New College provides an exceptional education that transforms students’ intellectual curiosity into personal accomplishment. The 110-acre campus on Sarasota Bay is home to more than 800 students and 80 full-time faculty engaged in interdisciplinary research and collaborative learning. New College offers nearly 40 areas of concentration for undergraduates and a master’s degree program in Data Science.

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