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There Are Two Sexes: On the Thought and Commitments of Antoinette Fouque

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

Co-sponsored by Vice Provost for Faculty, Arts, Humanities, and Diversity

Book Event

Antoinette Fouque (1936-2014) co-founded the Mouvement de Libération des Femmes (MLF) in France in 1968 and spearheaded its Psychanalyse et Politique research group. A psychoanalyst and director of research at the Université de Paris VIII, she was the author of Gravidanza; Qui êtes-vous, Antoinette Fouque? and Génésique, among other works. There Are Two Sexes: Essays in Feminology, a collection of Fouque’s essays, lectures, and dialogues in English translation, has been published this season by Columbia University Press.


Sylvina Boissonnas is an activist in the Women's Liberation Movement and an architect. She has been involved with the Psychanalyse et Politique research group since 1970, and is the editor of There Are Two Sexes. She co-edited Generation MLF 1968-2008.

Michèle Idels is an activist in the Women's Liberation Movement and a lawyer. She worked closely with Antoinette Fouque starting in 1971, and she is one of the authors of the Dictionnaire universel des créatrices.

Catherine Perret is professor at the Université de Paris 8 Vincennes Saint Denis and has been director at the Collège International de Philosophie (1995-2001). Her books include L’enseignement de la torture, Réflexions sur Jean Améry; L’objet photographique; and Les porteurs d’ombre, mimésis et modernité.

Anne Deneys-Tunney, professor of French at NYU, is the author of L'Ecritures du corps, de Descartes à Laclos; Un autre Jean-Jacques Rousseau; and Philippe Sollers ou l'Impatience de la pensée.