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Helene Cixous : Live Theory Series - Susan Sellers

Helene Cixous

Live Theory Series

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Published: 8th June 2004
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Helene Cixous: live theory provides a clear and informative introduction to one of the most important and influential European writers working today. The book opens with an overview of the key features of Cixous' theory of "ecriture feminine" (feminine writing). The various manifestations of "ecriture feminine" are then explored in chapters on Cixous' fictional and theatrical writing, her philosophical essays, and her intensely personal approach to literary criticism. The book concludes with a new, lively and wide-ranging interview with Helene Cixous in which she discusses her influences and inspirations, and her thoughts on the nature of writing and the need for an ethical relationship with the world. Also offering a survey of the many English translations of Cixous' work, this book is an indispensable introduction to Cixous' work for students of literature, philosophy, cultural and gender studies.

Acknowledgementsp. vi
Introductionp. 1
Feminine writingp. 18
Fiction and theatrep. 35
Poetic theoryp. 67
Cixous on others: others on Cixousp. 82
Cixous livep. 99
Conclusionp. 113
Notesp. 116
Bibliographyp. 130
Indexp. 156
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ISBN: 9780826466808
ISBN-10: 082646680X
Series: Live Theory Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 164
Published: 8th June 2004
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1