Selected by Cyriaco Lopes (A '02)
As I was reading Clarice on the subway to our last meeting, Cixous seemed a natural choice for our next reading. If you have time, also try the short Clarice text, a bonus (one of my favorite works of art of all times).
The Main Frame:
- Is it possible to create artworks from the perspective of feminism (beyond it being enunciated directly)?
- Écriture Feminine (wikepedia is good enough for us here. The text that we are reading is an enactment of that theory).
Possible framework for the reading:
- The comparison between Rilke and Clarice (‘roses’) seem to point to a parallel between phallocentric writing and feminist writing. What are their differences according to the text?
- What are the characteristics of Écriture Feminine as exemplified by Lispector work?
- The author uses Clarice Lispector as a study case and as a model. Could we use the same ideas that she applies to Lispector to think the visual arts? Which artists would be appropriate for that reading?
Cixous, Helene. "Clarice Lispector: The Approach - Letting Oneself (be) Read (by) Clarice Lispector - The Passion According to C.L." Coming to Writing and Other Essays, translated by Deborah Jenson, 59-77. Harvard University Press, 1992.
‘The Egg and the Chicken’ by Clarice Lispector