Writing history, writing trauma dominick lacapra download. These attempts are addressed in a series of six interlocking essays that adapt. They are simultaneously sources and objects of critical analysis. History and criticism by dominick lacapra, 9780801493249, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide.
He began teaching in cornells history department in 1969 and is currently bryce and edith m. Inhistory, literature, critical theory, dominick lacapra continues his exploration of the complex relations between history and literature, here considering his. Writing history, writing trauma, dominick lacapra baltimore. Pdf rethinking intellectual history and reading texts. Dominick lacapra trauma and its often symptomatic aftermath pose acute problems for historical representation and understanding. These essays provide absolutely crucial points of orientation in the haunted spaces of postholocaust culture, thought, and representation. Dominick lacapra born 1939 is an americanborn historian of european intellectual history, best known for his work in intellectual history and trauma studies. I think that until recently intellectual history and cultural. His work integrates recent developments in critical theory, such as poststructuralism and psychoanalysis. It then illustrates the great variety of literary influences at work.
Writing history, writing trauma request pdf researchgate. Dominick lacapra born 1939 is an american born historian of european intellectual history, best known for his work in intellectual history and trauma studies. Bowmar professor of humanistic studies at cornell university, where he. A version also appears in my book of the same title and in the conferencebased collection modern european intellectual history. Dominick lacapra born 1939 is an americanborn historian of european intellectual history. Dominick lacapra soundings in critical theory world of. Theory ithaca and london, 1989, 3066, as well as representing the holocaust. Bowmar professor of humanistic studies at cornell university, where he is now a professor emeritus. It also shows clearly how literary approaches have enabled white and lacapra to expand the boundaries of cultural history, yet it remains sensitive to the reasons for the continued marginalization of such work. Dominick lacapra is professor of history, the bryce and edith m. In writing history, writing trauma, dominick lacapra critically analyzes attempts by theorists and literary critics to come to terms with trauma and with the crucial role posttraumatic testimoniesnotably holocaust testimoniesassume in thought and in writing. In writing history, writing trauma, dominick lacapra provides a broadranging, critical inquiry into the problem of trauma, notably with respect to major historical events.
Dominick lacapra, cornell university, history department, emeritus. In writing history, writing trauma, lacapra recapitulates these points to meditate more broadlyif primarily through the legacy of the holocauston the critical. See dominick lacapra, history and psychoanalysis, in soundings in critical. Pdf tropisms of intellectual history dominick lacapra. It argues for the relevance to history of a critical but nondismissive approach to the study of trauma, memory, and identity.
This essay was an attempt to reorient intellectual history. Writing history, writing trauma johns hopkins university. Bowmar professor of humanistic studies, associate director of the school of criticism and theory, and director of the society for the humanities at cornell university. History in transit comprises dominick lacapras explorations of relationships he believes have been insufficiently theorized.69 1153 313 1167 672 64 206 151 1078 907 1397 1027 960 1106 1160 1440 725 87 879 141 651 1488 79 310 1349 176 28 416 452 1497 1667 1185 160 852 916 29 254 1467 236