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 a top-ranked public liberal arts college the state's 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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