Cixous after / depuis 2000

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The essays in Cixous after/depuis 2000, edited by Hall, Chevillot, Hoft-March, and Peñalver Vicea, center on the events from 2000 to 2015 that mark Hélène Cixous’s life and writing: the donation of her archives to the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, her return to Algeria, the death of her friend Jacques Derrida, the 40th anniversary of her essay “Le Rire de la Méduse,” and finally, of greatest import in her work of the 21 st-century, the last years and death of her mother Eve. The essays explore an important movement in Hélène Cixous’s oeuvre as it shifts its focus not away from questions of the body, language, difference, and sexuality, but to include a broader engagement with mourning, suffering, aging, and death.

Les essais dans Cixous after/depuis 2000, réunis sous la direction de Hall, Chevillot, Hoft-March et Peñalver Vicea, portent sur les événements des années 2000 à 2015 qui ont marqué la vie et l’écriture d’Hélène Cixous : le don de ses archives à la Bibliothèque Nationale de France, son retour en Algérie, la mort de son ami Jacques Derrida, le 40 e> anniversaire de la publication du « Rire de la Méduse » et enfin, les dernières années et la mort de sa mère Ève. Les essais explorent un mouvement important de l’œuvre d’Hélène Cixous qui comprend une interrogation incessante sur le corps, le langage, la différence et la sexualité mais qui se tourne également vers le deuil, la souffrance, la vieillesse et la mort.

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Biographical Note
Elizabeth Berglund Hall is Assistant Professor of French at University of Virginia. She has published articles on many contemporary French and Francophone women including Hélène Cixous, Amélie Nothomb, Anne Hébert, Anna Gavalda, and Marie-Claire Blais.

Frédérique Chevillot is Professor of French Languages and Literatures at the University of Denver. Her research focuses on the contemporary novels and short stories by French and Francophone women writers.

Eilene Hoft-March is Professor of French at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. She has published articles on 20th and 21st century French novels and autobiographies, the most recent on Darrieussecq's Clèves.

Maribel Peñalver Vicea is Associate Professor of French Linguistics at the University of Alicante and an associated faculty member at the Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3. She has published articles on madness, otherness, and the unconscious.
Table of contents
Préface
Christa Stevens
Notes on Contributors
Introduction
Elizabeth Berglund Hall and Eilene Hoft-March
1 Escaping Matter: The Fonds Cixous as Virtual Archive
Laura Hughes
2 D’une poétique nouvelle de la réécriture
Anicet Modeste M'besso
3 Haunting Correspondences and Elemental Scenes: Weaving Cixous after Derrida
Megan C. MacDonald
4 À la recherche des intertextes proustiens dans l’oeuvre récente d’Hélène Cixous
Catherine Phillips
5 Transtasting: An Essential Movement toward La Chose Algérie
Corinne D. Mann
6 Du cimetière Saint-Eugène à Alger
Catherine Mavrikakis
7 Une contre-lecture de Ciguë ou la mise à mort de la mère en mots
Frédérique Chevillot
8 « J’ai mal à ma mère » : de l’amour à la mort ou le travail du deuil prématuré
Maribel Peñalver Vicea
9 Reversals and Revirements: The Mother in extremis
Mairéad Hanrahan
10 The Paraphenomena of Revirements
Eilene Hoft-March
11 Sur-écoute : l’écriture supplémentaire
Nadia Setti
12 The Laugh of the Mother: Traces of Humor in Hélène Cixous’s Recent Fictions
Elizabeth Berglund Hall
13 Pussy: The Feline and the Feminine in Cixous's L' Amour même dans la boîte aux lettres
Natalie Edwards
14 Uncanny Intertextuality: Hélène Cixous and Peter Ibbetson
Metka Zupančič
Index
Readership
All interested in Hélène Cixous, contemporary French women’s writing, feminist theory, aging studies, intertextuality, or works dealing with Derrida, Proust, or Algeria.
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