Abigail Bray offers a lucid and accessible introduction to Helene Cixous's major philosophical and literary concepts and carefully explains the critical relevance of her theorisation of writing and sexual difference. Bray provides original and provocative readings of texts by James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Clarice Lispector and Angela Carter in order to explore the creative potential of Cixous's thought on literature and philosophy. The book also explores the thinker's unique approach to the ethics of sexual difference, postmodern theories of desire, queer theory, nonhuman subjectivity, ecofeminism, cybersex, virtuality, embodiment and radical materialism.
ABIGAIL BRAY is Honorary Research Fellow at Murdoch University. She has published articles on feminist theory and philosophy.