Film Calendar

Friday, November 17, 2017

Visual Cultures Workshop: Olivier Morel


Location: 211 DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Ever, That's Her Name

A Film Project on Hélène Cixous 

Olivier Morel

An author, a source of inspiration, and a close friend, the central “character” of my current film project is Hélène Cixous.

“Cixous” is known around the world for her legendary 1975 feminist manifesto “The Laugh of the Medusa.” Her close friendship with Derrida is compared to that of Montaigne and La Boëtie. She is also famous for her theatre work. Her most recent play will be staged at the Armory theatre in New York City in December. A scholar, Cixous founded the University of Paris-8 after May 68 alongside Deleuze and Foucault. One year earlier, she made a spectacular entrance into the literary canon with her very first book publication, Prénom de Dieu

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