NYU German is honored to welcome Cathy Caruth for a public seminar titled "The Body's Testimony: Felman on the Eichmann Trial" at 19 University Place, room 222 on Thursday, November 30 at 4 pm. Caruth will conduct a close reading of Shoshana Felman's "A Ghost in the House of Justice," the 4th chapter in Felman's book The Juridical Unconscious: Trials and Traumas. Attendees are encouraged to read the text before the event. PDFs of the chapter are available upon request.
Cathy Caruth is Frank H. T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters at Cornell University. Her most recent books are Literature in the Ashes of History and Listening to Trauma: Conversations with Leaders in the Theory and Treatment of Catastrophic Experience. Her previous writing on trauma includes Unclaimed Experience: Trauma, Narrative and History, recently appearing in a new, 20th Century Anniversary Edition, and her edited collection, Trauma: Explorations in Memory. She is also author of Empirical Truths and Critical Fictions: Locke, Wordsworth, Kant, Freud and a collection co-edited with Deborah Esch, Critical Encounters: Reference and Responsibility in Deconstructive Writing.