Professor Caruth delivered her lecture, “After the End: Psychoanalysis in the Ashes of History,” on Thursday, September 30th at 5 pm in Daniel Hall’s Class of 1941 Studio. Her lecture focused on the writings of French philosopher Jacques Derrida as well as Sigmund Freud’s reading of Gradiva, a novel about Pompeii by Willhelm Jensen.
In “After the End,” Caruth explored the ways in which philosophy and literature bear witness to a past buried in the ashes of history.
She also agreed to lead a seminar for faculty and students on her work on the philosopher Hannah Arendt.
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