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Cathy Caruth

Class of 1916 Professor of English

Cathy Caruth

Goldwin Smith Hall, Room 240


Cathy Caruth teaches in the Departments of English and Comparative Literature. She focuses on the languages of trauma and testimony, on literary theory, and on contemporary discourses concerning the annihilation and survival of language. Her most recent books are Literature in the Ashes of History (Hopkins, 2013) and Listening to Trauma: Conversations with Leaders in the Theory and Treatment of Catastrophic Experience (Interviews and Photography by Cathy Caruth) (Hopkins, 2014).


    • Literatures in English
    • Comparative Literature

    Graduate Fields

    • Comparative Literature
    • English Language and Literature


    • Milton and Romantics
    • Literary theory
    • Literature and theory of trauma


    Spring 2021

    Fall 2021


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