On Sunday, May 13, 2018 from 2 to 6pm, collective reading of Monique Wittig's The Straight Mind (published in 1992), as part of Festival Libres Regards and the closing of the exhibition IL PLEUT, TULIPE.
In 1978, Monique Wittig concluded her lecture on The Straight Mind by stating that "Lesbians are not women". The shockwave produced by these words can still be felt today, impacting feminist theory and beyond. This rupture is confirmed in normative heterosexual culture, which Monique Wittig called The Straight Mind, a book translated into French in 2001, with a ten-year delay, at Balland Editions.
Monique Wittig (1935, Dannemarie, Haut-Rhin - 2003, Tucson, Arizona) is the author of novels, such as L’Opoponax, theatrical plays and essays. She was a founder of the Women's Liberation Movement. Her ideas are still crucial in debates crossing both feminist and queer theories. She was a professor in the Women’s Studies Department at the University of Arizona, Tucson.
This collective reading is part of Festival Libres Regards.