Helene Cixous is the founder of the first Women's Studies program in France, at the University of Paris VIII. Since 1967, she has published more than fifty "fictions," as well as numerous works of criticism on literature and many essays on the visual arts. She has long been a collaborator with Ariane Mnouchkine at the Theatre du Soleil and a number of her plays have been published. Her many books include "Coming to Writing" and Other Essays and The Portable Cixous. BEVERLEY BIE BRAHIC lives in Paris. She is the translator of Helene Cixous's Portrait of Jacques Derrida as a Young Jewish Saint, Dream I Tell You, Reveries of the Wild Woman, and The Day I Wasn't There, and the author of a volume of poems, Against Gravity.