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French author Colette Fellous to give talk at USM

Colette Fellous, a French author, journalist and editor, will be presenting her talk “La Mémoire Aimantée” (“The Magnetic Memory”), Thursday, March 29 at 6 p.m. in the Gerald A. Talbot Lecture Hall, Luther Bonney Hall on the Portland Campus. Associate Professor of French Nancy Erikson will be on hand to translate to English. 

A Tunisian native, Fellous moved to Paris in 1967, where she has resided since the age of 17. The author of dozens of novels and essays, Fellous studied literature at the Sorbonne and with Roland Barthes at the École Pratique des Hautes Études. Her work is notable for her dual cultural perspective as a Jewish French speaker born in an Arab country. On the France Culture Radio Network, Fellous hosts and produces Carnet Normade (Travelling Notebook), a literary program which, like her writing, makes you travel between countries, cities, and people. For more information about the author’s life and work, go to:

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This event, co-sponsored by the Book Department of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, the USM Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, and the President’s Office at USM, is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures at 780-4290 or