Cathy Caruth - Humanities Council Short-term Visitor

Cathy Caruth
Cathy Caruth
Cathy Caruth

Cathy Caruth, Cornell University’s Frank H. T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters, visited for several days, dining with faculty and graduate students, holding office hours, and presenting both a public lecture on "Disappearing History: Scenes of Trauma in the Theater of Human Rights" as well as a History of the Book session on “The Art of the Interview: Listening to Trauma.” Drawing on work from two different book projects, Caruth shifted the grounds of trauma theory and research from “How can one survive a traumatic loss?” to “How can one make a claim to life?”