Posts Tagged ‘ Helene Cixous ’

flowerville: intimacy reigned over by another light

 

flowerville: intimacy reigned over by another light.

Hélène Cixous, Judith Butler, Emily Apter, and Ronell :: The New School, NYC

brightstupidconfetti: Authors on Artists: Amy King on Leonor Fini, Leonora Carrington, and Frida Kahlo

brightstupidconfetti: Authors on Artists: Amy King on Leonor Fini, Leonora Carrington, and Frida Kahlo.

Kafka in Cixous w/Pacific New Wave insert « Formal Culture

Kafka in Cixous w/Pacific New Wave insert « Formal Culture.

Hélène Cixous — An English language interview

Aaron Asphar: poetry, critical theory + philosophy

“Text: my body – shot through with streams of song” – Helene Cixous considered through Theodor Adorno’s negative dialectic / Aaron Asphar: poetry, critical theory + philosophy

“Text: my body – shot through with streams of song” – Helene Cixous considered through Theodor Adorno’s negative dialectic « Aaron Asphar: poetry, critical theory + philosophy.

It’s a great loss to announce that Aaron Asphar’s  blog from whence this post derived has gone dark. Knowing Aaron, one glorious day (or night) it may reappear. Meanwhile, rather than delete this post I wish to share a quotation from Aaron Asphar commenting on Hélène Cixous’s The Laugh of the Medusa:

One of the most crucial insights of Freudian psychoanalysis is that the psyche has a social history, not just the Western or social psyche but the monadic modern individual, one in which its language is its history. What Cixous saw was a psychosocial-historical opportunity for a radical self-extrication from Western self-alienation, not just female oppression but Western heteronomy, or dissociative psyche, hence be the catalyst of the transformation for the social order; ‘at present, for historico-cultural reasons, it is women who are opening up . . . those who are locked up know better than their jailers the taste of free air. Thanks to their history, women today know . . . what men will be able to conceive of only much later.’

“Censor the body and you censor breath and speech at the same time. Write your self. Your body must be heard.” — Hélène Cixous

In Conversation with French Philosopher Helene Cixous / Perpetual Peace Project

Helene Cixous

In Conversation with Helene Cixous