Cornell University

Listening to Trauma: Unclaimed Experience’s 20th Anniversary Conference, April 27-29 2017

Saturday, April 29, 2017 to 6:00pm

Society for the Humanities, Guerlac Room

Cathy Caruth’s Unclaimed Experience: Trauma, Narrative, and History, first published in 1996, celebrated its 20th anniversary last year. To mark the occasion, Theory Reading Group will host a conference entitled, “Listening to Trauma,” which brings together Caruth’s past students and colleagues whose work has been influenced by her two decades of teaching and writing about trauma. For more information please contact the co-organizers Nasrin Olla & Elizabeth Wijaya at

This conference is generously sponsored by the Society for the Humanities, Institute for Comparative Modernities, the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, the Cornell Program on Ethics and Public Life, Comparative Cultures and Literature Forum (CCLF), the Graduate School, the Dean’s Office of the College of Arts & Sciences, the French Studies Program, the East Asia Program, and the Departments of English, Romance Studies, Performing and Media Arts, Comparative Literature, History, Jewish Studies, Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies, American Studies, and German Studies. 

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