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"....and it would be incorrect to say that lesbians associate, make love, live with women, for "woman" has meaning only in heterosexual systems of thought and heterosexual economic systems. Lesbians are not women."
 -- The Straight Mind

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    MONIQUE WITTIG

    Writer's Scholarship

    2021

    Applications due International Women's Day, Wednesday, March 8th, 2021 by 5:00 p.m

    The $1,000 Monique Wittig Writer's Scholarship honors the life and work of Monique Wittig, French Novelist, poet and social theorist. Wittig was a professor at the University of Arizona, Tucson from 1990 to 2003. First published as a novelist, Wittig's fiction revolutionized French literature. Mary McCarthy called her "the best writer anywhere of her generation." Wittig's f [read more…]

  • Fri
    27
    Nov
    2020
    Maison de la Poésie, Paris

    "My Opoponax is a masterpiece ..." wrote Marguerite Duras in 1964 about Monique Wittig’s first book and winner of the Medici Prize. In 2014, the association  of friends of Monique Wittig  organized at the Maison de la Poésie in Paris, an evening of musical readings with the actress Isabelle Lafon accompanied by Vassili Schémann on drums. Emmanuelle Bernheim, Marie Darrieussecq, Anne F. Garréta, Marie Nimier, Emmanuelle Pireyre, writers who also received the Medici Prize  read excerpts to celebra [read more…]

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    Sep
    2020
    Maison de la Poésie, Paris

    “They say they are starting from scratch. They say that a new world is beginning, ”wrote Monique Wittig in Les Guérillères in 1969. Laure Murat, Anne F. Garréta, Rebecca Chaillon, Virginie Despentes read extracts from this text during this reading evening organized at the Maison de la Poésie in Paris by the association of friends of Monique Wittig in 2019. (friend .esdewittig @ gmail.com)

    Produced by Centre audiovisuel Simone de Beauvoir

  • Sat
    27
    Jun
    2020
    University of Arizona-Tucson

    In honor of Monique Wittig, the Monique Wittig Writer’s Scholarship will foster innovation in literary forms and the connection between politics and language. It will allow University of Arizona graduate and undergraduate students to allocate more time to their writing.

    With readings by

    Marianna ColesCurtiss (Scholarship Winner)

    Eguono Lucia Edafioka (Runner-up)

    Isaac Esposto (Runner-up)

    Anne F. Garréta

    Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy

    Marcia Klotz

    Laure Murat

    Sandra Soto

    Sande Zeig

    Dominique Bourque [read more…]

  • Tue
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    Nov
    2019
    Annabel L. Kim

    In Unbecoming Language, Annabel L. Kim examines a corpus of French writing against difference. Inaugurated by Nathalie Sarraute and sustained in the work of Monique Wittig and Anne Garréta, this corpus highlights three generations of the twentieth and recent twenty-first centuries and the direct chain of influence between them.

  • Thu
    07
    Nov
    2019
    8:30 pmAmphi 25 campus Pierre et Marie Curie, 4 Place Jussieu - Paris 5eme

    FREE ENTRY
    with limited spaces available

    Philomel - An inter-disciplinary group of student from Sorbonne University - The cultural service for Sorbonne University and the players company of the AcTheArt.

    Interpreted as theatre, music and dance by AULAINE, Estelle GRAND and Kaja KJAJDA

    More information at: www.facebook.com/actheart & http://www.culture-sorbonne.fr/agendaculturel/evenements/les-guerilleres/

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    2020
    The CRAC Alsace

    The CRAC Alsace, Rhine Center for Contemporary Art, located in Altkirch, France, at 18 rue du Château, presents from October 13, 2019 to January 12, 2020, The knife without blade and no handle, collective exhibition with Meris Angioletti, Tarek Lakhrissi, Candice Lin, Beatriz Santiago Munoz, Liv Schulman, Marnie Slater, Patrick Staff, Lena Vandrey, directed by Elfi Turpin. It brings together artists whose work explores the transformative forces of language in a process of decategorization, disid [read more…]

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    Yale University

    Conference organized by Morgane Cadieu (Yale) and Annabel Kim (Harvard)

    This conference, to be held at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, both marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Wittig’s landmark novel, Les Guérillères, and showcases the Beinecke’s recent acquisition of the Wittig papers. Participants will have the opportunity to think Wittig alongside and in the archives that constitute a material trace and record of her life and thought. Wittig’s archives, which will be [read more…]

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    https://etudeswittig.hypotheses.org

    A place for documentary and publication resources on and around Monique Wittig's literary and theoretical work

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    2019
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    2019
    8:00 pmhttps://www.facebook.com/events/343097266386047/

    Les Guérillères by Monique Wittig was published 50 years ago. La Maison de la Poésie (Paris 3e)  pays tribute to this landmark book in two evening readings, on Friday, September 20 and Saturday, September 21, 2019, with Rebecca Chaillon, Virginia Despentes, Anne Garreta, Laure Murat and Suzette Robichon.

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    Sep
    2019
    http://www.leseditionsdeminuit.fr/livre-Les_Gu%C3%A9rill%C3%A8res-3307-1-1-0-1.html

    « Mon but a été de faire que le elles arrive comme un choc pour le lecteur, comme une surprise ; puisqu’elles tient tout le récit il doit s’ensuivre une sorte de désorientation. Le lecteur entre dans un livre et se trouve confronté avec un elles qui n’est pas familier, pas ordinaire et qui est nouveau et héroïque. En tout cas, c’est ce qui m’a guidée et l’espoir que ce elles pourrait situer le lecteur dans un espace au-delà des catégories de sexe pour la durée du livre. C’est peut-être ici que r [read more…]

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    04
    Sep
    2018
    https://beinecke.library.yale.edu/article/beinecke-library-acquires-monique-wittig-papers

    The collection consists of correspondence, writings, lectures, teaching materials, writings by others, conference materials, printed material, electronic media, and other papers documenting the life and work of Monique Wittig. Writings include manuscripts, typescripts, and corrected proofs for works including Lesbian peoples: Material for a dictionary (Grasset, 1976), Virgile, non (Les éditions de Minuit, 1985), Paris-la-politique et autres histoires (P.O.L., 1999), and The straight mind and ot [read more…]

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    Aug
    2017

    In August 2017, the town of Dannemarie, a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Alsace, where Monique Wittig was born, dedicated this street in her name.