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Caruth, Cathy 1955-

Overview
Works: 17 works in 64 publications in 2 languages and 2,724 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PN81, 801.95
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Most widely held works by Cathy Caruth
Empirical truths and critical fictions : Locke, Wordsworth, Kant, Freud by Cathy Caruth ( Book )
15 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the prevailing account of English empiricism, Locke conceived of self-understanding as a matter of mere observation, bound closely to the laws of physical perception. English Romantic poets and German critical philosophers challenged Locke's conception, arguing that it failed to account adequately for the power of thought to turn upon itself—to detach itself from the laws of the physical world. Cathy Caruth reinterprets questions at the heart of empiricism by treating Locke's text not simply as philosophical doctrine but also as a narrative in which "experience" plays an unexpected and uncanny role. Rediscovering traces and transformations of this narrative in Wordsworth, Kant, and Freud, Caruth argues that these authors must not be read only as rejecting or overcoming empirical doctrine but also as reencountering in their own narratives the complex and difficult relation between language and experience. Beginning her inquiry with the moment of empirical self-reflection in Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding —when a mad mother mourns her dead child—Caruth asks what it means that empiricism represents itself as an act of mourning and explores why scenes of mourning reappear in later texts such as Wordsworth's Prelude , Kant's Metaphysical Foundations of Natural Science and Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics , and Freud's Civilization . From these readings Caruth traces a recurring narrative of radical loss and the continual displacement of the object or the agent of loss. In Locke it is the mother who mourns her dead child, while in Wordsworth it is the child who mourns the dead mother. In Kant the father murders the son, while in Freud the sons murder the father. As she traces this pattern, Caruth shows that the conceptual claims of each text to move beyond empiricism are implicit claims to move beyond reference. Yet the narrative of death in each text, she argues, leaves a referential residue that cannot be reclaimed by empirical or conceptual logic. Caruth thus reveals, in each of these authors, a tension between the abstraction of a conceptual language freed from reference and the compelling referential resistance of particular stories to abstraction
Unclaimed experience : trauma, narrative, and history by Cathy Caruth ( Book )
11 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This work examines the links between the languages of literature and psychoanalysis, in terms of their uses in the analysis of trauma in the 20th century. The author argues that, through the notion of trauma, we come to see that history can arise where immediate understanding is impossible
Trauma : explorations in memory ( Book )
11 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Because traumatic events are unbearable in their horror and intensity, they often exist as memories that are not immediately recognizable as truth. Such experiences are best understood not only through the straightforward acquisition of facts but through a process of discovering where and why conscious understanding and memory fail. Literature, according to Cathy Caruth and others, opens a window on traumatic experience because it teaches readers to listen to what can be told only in indirect and surprising ways. Sociology, film, and political activism can also provide new ways of thinking about and responding to the experience of trauma
Critical encounters : reference and responsibility in deconstructive writing ( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Literature in the ashes of history by Cathy Caruth ( Book )
4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Torauma eno tankyū : Shōgen no fukanōsei to kanōsei ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traumatic awakenings by Cathy Caruth ( Book )
2 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Torauma rekishi monogatari : Mochinushi naki dekigoto ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Past recognition : narrative origins in Wordsworth and Freud by Cathy Caruth ( )
2 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Empirical truths and critical fictions Locke, Wordsworth, Kant, Freud by Cathy Caruth ( )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The force of example : Kant's symbols by Cathy Caruth ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
An interview with Geoffrey Hartman by Geoffrey H Hartman ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Trauma explorations in memory ( )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Locke, Wordsworth, Kant, Freud by Cathy Caruth ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Traumatic departures: Survival and history in Freud by Cathy Caruth ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Caruth analyzes the effects of external violence on psychic disorder, through reference to two of Sigmund Freud's texts. She focuses on how psychic trauma reveals itself over time, following a violent event from which the patient walked away seemingly unharmed. Caruth's analysis touches on such topics as hallucination, recurring dreams, Jewish history, and monothesim
Listening to trauma : conversations with leaders in the theory and treatment of catastrophic experience by Cathy Caruth ( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Trauma and survival ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
カルース, キャシー
Languages
English (57)
Japanese (4)
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