Category: Blue Room

Announcing: The Catherine de Vivonne Undergraduate Essay Prize

A reading of Molière, Jean François de Troy, about 1728. Via Wikimedia Commons.

Seeking engaging literary conversation and more wit than the seventeenth-century French courts could yield, Catherine de Vivonne, the Marquise de Rambouillet, established the Hôtel de Rambouille’s Blue Room, thereby setting the intellectual standard for salons. ABOPublic’s own Blue Room invites submissions of outstanding undergraduate papers on all topics of interests to our mission. We ask…