Gendered Species: Colette, Gender and Sexual Identities

Nov. 7-8

This event last occurred Nov. 9, 2019

Espèces genrées: Colette, le genre et les identités sexuées

Although French writer Colette was indifferent and even sometimes publicly hostile to the feminist movement of the early 1900s, in the way she lived her life, as in her fiction, she exemplified financial and social independence and shame-free sexuality, or what would be called today “gender fluidity.”

This international conference will show how Colette represents a vibrant and radical expression of feminism in tune with the #MeToo spirit of today's society.


Memorial Union, Room 246

For more information contact:

Frédéric Canovas
School of International Letters and Culture