New York University will host “Cixousversaire, A Celebration of Hélène Cixous,” a three-day event that will include readings, panel discussions, and a keynote address by the renowned feminist scholar, Sept. 14-16 at NYU’s Hemmerdinger Hall, Silver Center for Arts and Science (100 Washington Square East [at Washington Place]).
Cixous’ keynote, “Max and Moritz and My Mother,” will be delivered on Thurs., Sept. 14 at 7 p.m.
Other sessions include: a three-minute trailer of “Ever, Rêve," a documentary film project on Cixous by Olivier Morel (Sept. 15, 3:30-4 p.m.); “CIXOUS SLAM: The Persistent Minoritization of Women and Writing,” a discussion featuring Cixous, who celebrated her 80th birthday earlier this year, as well as NYU Professors Karen Finley and Avital Ronell (Sept. 15, 4:30-6 p.m.); readings by director Daniel Mesguich (Sept. 16, 3:30-4 p.m.); and a roundtable on Cixous’ theater with Cixous, Mesguich, Columbia’s Anne Bogart, and NYU Professors Tom Bishop and Judith Miller (Sept. 16, 4:30-6 p.m.).
The sessions are in English—with the exception of the panel featuring writers Bertrand Leclair and Camille Laurens (Sat., Sept. 16, 10:30 a.m.-noon).
For a complete schedule, please click here.
Cixousversaire is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 212.992.9848. Entry is on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited.
Reporters interested in attending the event must RSVP to James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subways: R, W (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place).
This event is supported by NYU’s Office of the Provost and the Vice Provost for Faculty, with additional support from NYU’s Faculty of Arts and Science, La Compagnie, NYU’s departments of French, Comparative Literature, German, English, and Performance Studies, and NYU’s Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality.