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Disappearing History: Scenes of Trauma in the Theatre of Human Rights

Disappearing History: Scenes of Trauma in the Theatre of Human Rights
93 Charles St., room 213 (Vic Chapel)
Time: Mar 5th, 4:00 pm End: Mar 5th, 6:00 pm
Interest Categories: Women & Gender Studies (FAS), Philosophy (UTSC), Philosophy (UTM), Philosophy (FAS), History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), German (FAS), English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Drama, Theatre, Performance Studies (FAS), Critical Theory, Comparative Literature (FAS), Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (UTM), Anthropology (UTM), Anthropology (FAS), 2000-, 1950-2000, 1900-1950, 1800-1900
Lecture by Cathy Caruth

The Centre for Comparative Literature presents a public lecture by our 2013 Northrop Frye Professor
“Disappearing History: Scenes of Trauma in the Theater of  Human Rights.”
  A Reading of Ariel Dorfman's play, Death and the Maiden

4 p.m. Tuesday, March 5th, 2013
Victoria College Chapel, Old Vic 213
Cathy Caruth is Frank H. T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters at Cornell University. She received her Ph.D. from Yale University in 1988 and is the author of Empirical Truths and Critical Fictions: Locke, Wordsworth, Kant, Freud (Johns Hopkins UP, 1991) and Unclaimed  Experience: Trauma, Narrative and History (Johns Hopkins UP, 1996).  She is also editor of Trauma: Explorations in Memory (Johns Hopkins UP, 1995). She is one of the most innovative scholars on trauma, and ways of thinking and theorizing the traumatic experience.

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This event is free and open to the public.  For further information, please contact the Centre for Comparative Literature at (416) 813-4041.

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