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Cathy Caruth

Frank H. T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters

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).


    • Comparative Literature
    • English

    Graduate Fields

    • Comparative Literature
    • English Language and Literature


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


    Spring 2020

    Fall 2020


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