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Caruth, Cathy 1955-

Overview
Works: 22 works in 81 publications in 2 languages and 3,881 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PN771, 809.93353
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Cathy Caruth
Unclaimed experience : trauma, narrative, and history by Cathy Caruth( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 648 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 )

13 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 605 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
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 451 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 )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 377 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 )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Torauma eno tankyū : Shōgen no fukanōsei to kanōsei( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A life with Mary Shelley by Barbara Johnson( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 4 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 2 WorldCat member libraries 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

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

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

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
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

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

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

Literary criticism for the twenty-first century( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English 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 understand suffering
 
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Unclaimed experience : trauma, narrative, and history
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Карут, Кэти

カルース, キャシー

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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