University of Rochester

EVENT: "Disciplinarity, Cross-Disciplinarity, and the Problem of Violence," a lecture by Dominick LaCapra, Bowmar Professor of Humanistic Studies and Professor of History at Cornell University

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, in the Rotunda of Schlegel Hall on the University of Rochester's River Campus

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

October 13, 2004

Noted scholar and author Dominick LaCapra will discuss "Disciplinarity, Cross-Disciplinarity, and the Problem of Violence" at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, in the Rotunda of Schlegel Hall on the University of Rochester's River Campus.

LaCapra is the Bowmar Professor of Humanistic Studies and Professor of History at Cornell University. He will discuss his most recent book, History in Transit: Experience, Psychoanalysis, Critical Theory.

In addition to his research on intellectual history, critical theory, psychoanalysis, and literature, LaCapra is known for his work on the Holocaust and psychoanalytic approaches to understanding it. His books include Writing History, Writing Trauma (2001), History and Reading: Tocqueville, Foucault, French Studies (2000), and History and Memory after Auschwitz (1998). He is the recipient of an Award for Aesthetic Theory from the Dactyl Foundation and a grant from the Mellon Foundation for program enhancement at the Society for the Humanities.

His talk is presented by the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures and co-sponsored by the Departments of English and of History, the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies, and the Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies.

For more information, contact the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, (585) 275-4251.




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