Cathy Caruth

Frank H. T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters
Graduate Faculty Member

Degrees
B.A., Princeton University, 1977
Ph.D., Yale University, 1988
Cathy Caruth

Biography

Cathy Caruth teaches in the Departments of English and Comparative Literature. She focuses on Romanticism, literary theory, and contemporary discourses on the annihilation and survival of language. Her most recent books are Literature in the Ashes of History (Hopkins, 2013) and Listening to Trauma: Conversations with Leaders in the Theory and Treatment of Catastrophic Experience (Interviews and Photography by Cathy Caruth) (Hopkins, 2014).

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Milton and the Romantics
  • British and German Romanticism
  • Literary theory
  • Literature and theory of trauma
  • Psychoanalysis

Current Projects

  • Language in Flight, a collection of critical essays
  • Language in Intimacy and Isolation: Clinical and Theoretical Writings by Elaine G. Caruth, Ph.D."