Currently alive, at 80 years of age.
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1937 – Born on June 5th in Oran, Algeria. French feminist critic and theorist, novelist, and playwright.
– Cixous’s first language was German. She was reared in Algeria, which was then a French colony, a circumstance that, by her own account, gave her the undying desire to fight the violations of the human spirit wrought by power.
1968 – Published James Joyce ou l’art de replacement (The Exile of James Joyce).
1974 – She is a professor of English and women’s studies at the University of Paris VIII, where she is also the founding director of the university’s Center for Research on Feminist Studies, established as Europe’s first doctoral program in women’s studies.
1975 – Cixous revolutionized feminist studies with two important essays, "Laughter of the Medusa" and "The Newly-born Woman".