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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

  • January 15, 2020


    undergraduate writers scholarship


    Applications due Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 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 fiction, as

  • November 19, 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.

  • October 10, 2019
    October 11, 2019
    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