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Caruth, Cathy 1955-

Overview
Works: 21 works in 95 publications in 2 languages and 4,629 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Literature  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, wpr
Classifications: PN771, 809.93353
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Most widely held works by Cathy Caruth
Unclaimed experience : trauma, narrative, and history by Cathy Caruth( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Unclaimed Experience, Cathy Caruth proposes that in the widespread and bewildering experience of trauma in our century--both in its occurrence and in our attempt to understand it--we can recognize the possibility of a history no longer based on simple models of straightforward experience and reference. Through the notion of trauma, she contends, we come to a new understanding that permits history to arise where immediate understanding may not. Caruth explores the ways in which the texts of psychoanalysis, literature, and literary theory both speak about and speak through the profound story of traumatic experience. Rather than straightforwardly describing actual case studies of trauma survivors, or attempting to elucidate directly the psychiatry of trauma, she examines the complex ways that knowing and not knowing are entangled in the language of trauma and in the stories associated with it. Caruth's wide-ranging discussion touches on Freud's theory of trauma as outlined in Moses and Monotheism and Beyond the Pleasure Principle. She traces the notion of reference and the figure of the falling body in de Man, Kleist, and Kant; the narratives of personal catastrophe in Hiroshima mon amour; and the traumatic address in Lecompte's reinterpretation of Freud's narrative of the dream of the burning child. In this twentieth-anniversary edition of her now classic text, a substantial new afterword addresses major questions and controversies surrounding trauma theory that have arisen over the past two decades. Caruth offers innovative insights into the inherent connection between individual and collective trauma, on the importance of the political and ethical dimensions of the theory of trauma, and on the crucial place of literature in the theoretical articulation of the very concept of trauma. Her afterword serves as a decisive intervention in the ongoing discussions in and about the field"--
Trauma : explorations in memory( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and Japanese and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Trauma and Memory, a distinguished group of analysts and critics offer a compelling look at what literature and the new approaches of a variety of clinical and theoretical disciplines bring to the understanding of traumatic experience. Combining two highly - acclaimed special issues of American Imago edited by Caruth, this interdisciplinary collection of essays and interviews will be of interest to analysts and critics concerned with the notion of trauma and the problem of interpretation and, more generally, to those interested in current discussions of subjects such as child abuse, AIDS, and the effects of historical atrocities such as the Holocaust."--Pub. desc
Empirical truths and critical fictions : Locke, Wordsworth, Kant, Freud by Cathy Caruth( Book )

19 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Continued) 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
Literature in the ashes of history by Cathy Caruth( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cathy Caruth juxtaposes the writings of psychoanalysts, literary and political theorists, and literary authors who write in a century faced by a new kind of history, one that is made up of events that seem to undo, rather than produce, their own remembrance. At the heart of each chapter is the enigma of a history that, in its very unfolding, seems to be slipping away before our grasp. What does it mean for history to disappear? And what does it mean to speak of a history that disappears? These questions, Caruth suggests, lie at the center of the psychoanalytic texts that frame this book, as well as the haunting stories and theoretical arguments that resonate with each other in profound and surprising ways. In the writings of Honor e de Balzac, Hannah Arendt, Ariel Dorfman, Wilhelm Jensen, Sigmund Freud, and Jacques Derrida, we encounter, across different stakes and different languages, a variety of narratives that bear witness not simply to the past but also to the pasts we have not known and that repeatedly return us to a future that remains beyond imagination. These stories of trauma cannot be limited to the catastrophes they name, and the theory of catastrophic history may ultimately be written in a language that already lingers in a time that comes to us from the other side of the disaster."--Publisher's description
Critical encounters : reference and responsibility in deconstructive writing( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Listening to trauma : conversations with leaders in the theory and treatment of catastrophic experience by Cathy Caruth( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Features interviews with a diverse group of leaders in the theorization of, and response to, traumatic experience in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries."
A life with Mary Shelley by Barbara Johnson( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1980, deconstructive and psychoanalytic literary theorist Barbara Johnson wrote an essay on Mary Shelley for a colloquium on the writings of Jacques Derrida. The essay marked the beginning of Johnson's lifelong interest in Shelley as well as her first foray into the field of 'women's studies, ' one of whose commitments was the rediscovery and analysis of works by women writers previously excluded from the academic canon. Indeed, the last book Johnson completed before her death was Mary Shelley and Her Circle, published here for the first time. Shelley was thus the subject for Johnson's beginning in feminist criticism and also for her end. It is surprising to recall that when Johnson wrote her essay, only two of Shelley's novels were in print, critics and scholars having mostly dismissed her writing as inferior and her career as a side effect of her famous husband's. Inspired by groundbreaking feminist scholarship of the seventies, Johnson came to pen yet more essays on Shelley over the course of a brilliant but tragically foreshortened career. So much of what we know and think about Mary Shelley today is due to her and a handful of scholars working just decades ago. In this volume, Judith Butler and Shoshana Felman have united all of Johnson's published and unpublished work on Shelley alongside their own new, insightful pieces of criticism and those of two other peers and fellow pioneers in feminist theory, Mary Wilson Carpenter and Cathy Caruth. The book thus evolves as a conversation amongst key scholars of shared intellectual inclinations while closing the circle on Johnson's life and her own fascination with the life and circle of another woman writer, who, of course, also happened to be the daughter of a founder of modern feminism."--Page 4 of cover
Torauma rekishi monogatari : Mochinushi naki dekigoto( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literary criticism for the twenty-first century( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Past recognition : narrative origins in Wordsworth and Freud by Cathy Caruth( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Traumatic awakenings by Cathy Caruth( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in Undetermined 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

Trauma explorations in memory( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Past recognition : narrative origins in Wordsworth and Freud by Cathy Caruth( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Literature and the enactment of memory : (Duras, Resnais, "Hiroshima mon amour") by Cathy Caruth( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Traumatic awakenings by Cathy Caruth( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Unclaimed experience trauma, narrative, and history by Cathy Caruth( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 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
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

Knowing the suffering of others : legal perspectives on pain and its meanings by Austin Sarat( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Knowing the Suffering of Others, legal scholar Austin Sarat brings together essays that address suffering as it relates to the law, highlighting the ways law imagines suffering and how pain and suffering become jurisprudential facts. From fetal imaging to end-of-life decisions, torts to international human rights, domestic violence to torture, and the law of war to victim impact statements, the law is awash in epistemological and ethical problems associated with knowing and imagining suffering. In each of these domains we might ask: How well do legal actors perceive and u
 
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Unclaimed experience : trauma, narrative, and history
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Cathy Caruth American academic

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Trauma : explorations in memoryEmpirical truths and critical fictions : Locke, Wordsworth, Kant, FreudCritical encounters : reference and responsibility in deconstructive writingTrauma explorations in memory