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Hélène Cixous: A Bibliography

Eddie Yeghiayan created this site in conjunction with the series of lectures Hélène Cixous presented at the University of California at Irvine in 1990 (cf. UC Irvine Critical Theory Resource) and continues to update it. It contains a virtually comprehensive list of the author's works (by year of publication) and wide coverage of critical studies (by authors' names). All of its authors and citations can be searched in boolean combinations, a feature that is useful, for example, in tracing collaborative efforts (e.g., Cixous and Ariane Mnouchkine).

Other extensive bibliographies can be found in the following works:

Cixous, Hélène and Mireille Calle-Gruber. Rootprints: Memory and Life Writing. London: Routledge, 1997 (on reserve)
M. Sandré and E. Prenowitz have divided the author's work into various categories and listed translations separately by language.

Sellers, Susan. Hélène Cixous: Authorship, Autobiography, and Love. Cambridge: Polity Press, 1996. (on reserve)

The Hélène Cixous Reader. Edited by Susan Sellers. New York: Routledge, 1994. (on reserve)

French Feminist Theory: Luce Irigaray and Hélène Cixous: A Bibliography. Compiled by Joan Nordquist. Santa Cruz: Reference and Research Services (Reference Department, University of California, Santa Cruz), 1990. In the series Social Theory: A Bibliographic Series. No.20.
This relatively small bibliography represents a careful effort to scan journal indexes, so it includes some material not found elsewhere. It contains a list of bibliographies in related fields from the 1980s.


Selected Works
(in chronological order)



This list is not comprehensive, and includes only published books and collections. For the full range of works by Hélène Cixous, consult larger bibliographies such as those noted above.

Novels, criticism, essays, and mixed collections
(later English translations are noted after the original French editions)

1967 Le prénom de Dieu. Paris: Grasset.
1969 Dedans. Paris: Grasset.
Inside. New York: Schocken Books, 1986.
L'Exil de James Joyce ou l'art de remplacement. Paris: Grasset (thèse de Doctorat d'état)
The Exile of James Joyce or the Art of Replacement. New York: David Lewis, 1972.
1970 Les Commencements. Paris: Grasset.
Le Troisième corps. Paris: Grasset.
1971 Un Vrai jardin. Paris: L'Herne.
1972 Neutre. Paris: Grasset.
1973 Tombe. Paris: Seuil.
1974 Portrait du soleil. Paris: Denoël.
Prénoms de personne. Paris: Seuil.
1975 La Jeune née. Paris: 10/18.
The Newly Born Woman. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1986.
Un K. incompréhensible: Pierre Goldman. Paris: Bourgois.
Révolutions pour plus d'un Faust. Paris: Seuil.
Souffles. Paris: Des femmes.
1976 La. Paris: Gallimard.
Partie. Paris: Des femmes.
Portrait de Dora. Paris: Des femmes.
1977 Angst. Paris: Des femmes.
Angst. London: Calder, 1985.
La Venue à l'écriture. Paris: Union générale d'éditions.
Préparatifs de noces au delà de l'abîme. Paris: Des femmes.
1979 Anankè. Paris: Des femmes.
Vivre l'orange/To Live the Orange Paris: Des femmes.
1980 Illa. Paris: Des femmes.
1981 With, ou L'art de l'innocence. Paris: Des femmes.
1982 Limonade tout était si infini. Paris: Des femmes.
1983 Le Livre de Promethea. Paris: Gallimard.
The Book of Promethea. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1991.
1986 La Bataille d'Arcachon. Laval, Québec: Trois.
Entre l'écriture. Paris: Des femmes.
Coming to Writing. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1991.
1988 Manne: aux Mandelstams aux Mandelas. Paris: Des femmes.
Manna: for the Mandelstams for the Mandelas. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1994.
1989 L'Heure de Clarice Lispector. Paris: Des femmes.
Reading with Clarice Lispector. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1990.
1990 Jours de l'an. Paris: Des femmes.
First Days of the Year. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, [1998].
1991 L'Ange au secret. Paris: Des femmes.
On ne part pas, on ne revient pas. Paris: Des femmes.
1992 Déluge. Paris: Des femmes.
1993 Beethoven à jamais, ou, L'Existence de Dieu. Paris: Des femmes.
1994 Hélène Cixous: Photos de racines. Paris: Des femmes.
Hélène Cixous: Rootprints. New York: Routledge, 1997.
L'Histoire qu'on ne connaîtra jamais. Paris: Des femmes.
1995 La Fiancée juive: de la tentation. Paris: Des femmes.
1996 Messie. Paris: Des femmes.
1997 Or: les lettres de mon père. Paris: Des femmes.

Plays
1972 La Pupille (Cahiers Renaud-Barrault). Paris: Gallimard.
1976 Portrait de Dora. Paris: Des femmes.
1978 Le Nom d'Oedipe /Chant du corps interdit (opera libretto). Paris: Des femmes.
(Music by André Boucourechliev, performed at the Festival d'Avignon)
1984 La Prise de l'école de Madhubaï. Paris: Avant-scène.
1985 L'Histoire terrible mais inachevée de Norodom Sihanouk, roi du Cambodge. Paris: Théâtre du Soleil.
The Terrible but Unfinished Story of Norodom Sihanouk, King of Cambodia. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1994.
1987 L'Indiade ou l'Inde de leurs rêves, et quelques écrits sur le théâtre. Paris: Théâtre du Soleil.
1989 La Nuit miraculeuse. Paris: Théâtre du Soleil.
1992 Les Euménides/Eschyle: Théâtre du soleil. Paris: Théâtre du Soleil.
1994 La Ville parjure, ou, le réveil des Erinyes. Paris: Théâtre du Soleil.


Her Theories Applied


Selected Recent Studies

Studies on other authors and topics from various perspectives within the humanities; each of these examples contains significant reference to the work of Hélène Cixous.

Bryden, Mary. Women in Samuel Beckett's Prose and Drama. London: Macmillan, 1993.

Hammer, Stephanie Barbe. The Sublime Crime : Fascination, Failure, and Form in Literature of the Enlightenment. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1994.

Hanson, Clare. Virginia Woolf. London: Macmillan, 1994.

Higonnet, Margaret R., ed. The Sense of Sex: Feminist Perspectives on Hardy. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1993.

Leicester, H. Marshall. "Newer Currents in Psychoanalytic Criticism and the Difference 'It' Makes: Gender and Desire in the Miller's Tale." ELH: English Literary History 63.1 (1994) 473-499.
Full text available at institutions subscribing to Project Muse.

Petroff, Elizabeth Alvilda. Body and Soul: Essays on Medieval Women and Mysticism. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994.

Petruso, Thomas F. Life Made Real : Characterization in the Novel since Proust and Joyce. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1991.

Spector, Jack J. "Medusa on the Barricades," American Imago 53.1 (1996) 25-51
Full text available at institutions subscribing to Project Muse.

Continue to list of materials on reserve.




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