World renowned and revered French writer, literary critic, and philosopher Hélène Cixous celebrates her 80th birthday in 2017. To mark this occasion, New York University is organizing a major event that will bring Hélène Cixous to the Washington Square Campus once again, together with a number of distinguished scholars and writers from Europe and the United States. Cixousversaire, A Celebration of Hélène Cixous will include, from September 14 to 16, 2017, a keynote address by Hélène Cixous; a discussion with Hélène Cixous, Karen Finley, and Avital Ronell; a three-minute trailer of a film project on Cixous by Olivier Morel; readings by director Daniel Mesguich; a roundtable on Cixous’ theater, including Anne Bogart, Hélene Cixous, and Judith Miller; and presentations by Cixous specialists Peggy Kamuf, Marta Segarra and others; and writers Camille Laurens and Bertrand Leclair.
Thursday, September 14, 7 pm
Keynote by Hélène Cixous: Max and Moritz and My Mother
Friday, September 15
Peggy Kamuf, USC
Eric Prenowitz, Leeds
Marta Segarra, Barcelona
Geoffrey Bennington, Emory
Olivier Morel: Film project on Hélène Cixous
4:30-6:00 pm CIXOUS SLAM: The Persistent Minoritization of Women and Writing
Panel: Hélène Cixous; Karen Finley, NYU; Avital Ronell, NYU
Saturday, September 16
10:30 am - 12:00 pm (in French)
Bertrand Leclair, writer
Camille Laurens, writer
Elissa Marder, Emory
Olivier Morel, Notre Dame
Daniel Mesguich: Readings
4:30-6:00 pm THEATER OF THE SUN: The Plays of Hélène Cixous
Anne Bogart, Columbia; Hélène Cixous; Daniel Mesguich, director; Judith Miller, NYU; Tom Bishop, NYU (chair)
See event poster here.
See press release here.
This event is made possible by the generous major support of the Office of the Provost, the Vice Provost for Faculty, with additional support from the Faculty of Arts and Science, NYU; La Compagnie; and the co-sponsorship of the Departments of French, Comparative Literature, German, English, and Performance Studies.
For further information, contact Melanie Hackney at 212-992-9848 or Tom Bishop at 212-998-8710.