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Jacqueline Jones, Chair 128 Inner Campus Dr., Stop B7000, GAR 1.104 Austin, TX 78712-1739 • 512-471-3261


Mon, April 7, 2008 • 4:00 PM • HRC, Tom Lea Room (3rd floor)

Caruth's lecture, entitled "Lying and History," examines the notion of the modern lie in two late essays by Hannah Arendt (“Truth and Politics” and “Lying in Politics”) and focuses, in particular, on her analysis of the modern lie as it governs the historical unfolding of the Viet Nam war.

Caruth is the Winship Distinguished Research Professor of Comparative Literature and English at Emory University. Her publications include "Unclaimed Experience: Trauma, Narrative and History" (1996); Editor, with introductions, "Trauma: Explorations in Memory"(1995); Co-editor, "Critical Encounters: Reference and Responsibility in Deconstructive Writing" (1995), Special Editor, "Psychoanalysis, Culture and Trauma" (two issues of "American Imago: A Journal for Psychoanalysis, Culture and the Arts" (1991)); and "Empirical Truths and Critical Fictions: Locke, Wordsworth, Kant, Freud" (1990).

Sponsored by: Comparative Literature, English, Medieval Studies

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