Hélène Cixous

Hélène Cixous was born in 1937 in Oran, Algeria, which at the time belonged to the French state. An extraordinarily prolific writer who is difficult to pigeonhole by the usual standards, she has practised literature as well as autobiography, essays and playwriting.

Her work is closely linked to feminist criticism and reflection on the Jewish and colonial condition. But that is not all. From the outset, she has focused on the question of exclusion, non-conformity with imposed norms and categories, and the violence we inflict on those who do not fit into the categories that we so easily turn into indisputable truths.

In these Ferrater Mora Lectures, Cixous will develop themes explored in her most recent work, focusing mainly on the Shoa, but also on the general form of violent exclusion of the altrx: from the convictions for witchcraft to the consequences of the French colonisation of Algeria.

The seminar will be held in streaming. Those who wish to attend the videoconferences in person with the other participants will be able to do so from the Sala de Graus of the Faculty of Letters of the UdG and thus take part in situ in the debates that will be generated. If you wish to attend the sessions from the Sala de Graus, you must register by sending an email to dir.cfm@udg.edu.



(Download the programme in pdf)

Thursday, March 23, 11h

Masterclass by Hélène Cixous
Le chat et le château 

Friday, March 24 , 11-13 h. 

Roundtable The Commanders of Writing
With Hélène Cixous, Marta Segarra and Maria Josep Balsach (moderator)

The sessions will be held in French in the Sala de Graus of the Faculty of Letters of the UdG. Hélène Cixous will participate online and can be followed by zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82824188035


Activity organised in collaboration with the Bòlit, Centre d’Art Contemporani de Girona


You can start preparing the Leccions with the video that can be seen in the exhibition at the Bòlit:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssedYioVB4Y