Cixous, Hélène

(1937- )
   writer, feminist
   Born in Oran, Algeria, Hélène Cixous is a graduate of the university of Paris and, as a specialist on James Joyce and English literature, directs the Center for Women's Studies (Centre d'études féminines), which she founded. She is also a professor at the Collège international de philosophie. Her abundant writings include novels and works of fiction: Dedans (1969), Souffles (1975), Le Livre de Prométhéa (1983), L'Ange au secret (1991); essays: Un K. incompréhensible: Pierre Goldman (1975), Entre l'écriture (1986); plays: L'Indiade (produced in 1987 by Ariane mnouchkine), works for the Théâtre du Soleil troupe with whom she has regularly collaborated; and histories: L'Histoire (qu'on ne connaîtra jamais), 1944. A leading French feminist, Cixous has developed a complex concept of human sexuality, affirming that each human expresses masculinity and femininity, and based her work as a writer in a critical relationship with society. one gets a sense of these ideas in the Groupe information-prison, created with michel foucault (1971), or in her play La Ville parjure (1994), where, in the tradition of ancient Greek tragedies, she treats blood contaminated with the AIDS virus as a metaphor for a defect in the system of justice, and as a metaphor for societal ills.

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