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LaCapra, Dominick 1939-

Works: 53 works in 395 publications in 5 languages and 17,336 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: HM22.F8, 301.0924
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Dominick LaCapra
A preface to Sartre by Dominick LaCapra( Book )

26 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in English and held by 1,728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses Sartre's contributions to philosophy, literature, biography, autobiography, and the theory of history
History and reading : Tocqueville, Foucault, French studies by Dominick LaCapra( )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 1,662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this study Dominick LaCapra addresses the ongoing concern with the application of theory - namely that of literary studies and linguistics - to contemporary historical research and analysis. History and Reading is an attempt to address the concerns of those scholars who either resist theoretical discussions or disavow the use of interdisciplinary study. LaCapra begins with an extensive discussion of the problem of reading and interpretation as it relates to the understanding of history. The focus then moves to two classic texts that serve as case studies: Alexis de Tocqueville's "Old RTgime and the French Revolution" and Michel Foucault's "Folie et dTraison: Histoire de la folie + l'+ge classique" (partially translated into English as "Madness and Civilization"). In the final chapter, LaCapra deals with the problem of rethinking and reconfiguring French studies, suggesting how this discipline could itself profit from the theoretical innovations for which it has been so important a conduit in the last few decades. LaCapra offers sensitive readings of Tocqueville and Foucault, authors who present vastly different narrative strategies and modes of analysis. Looking at these and other theorists whose work addresses the writing and understanding of history, he considers how their distinctive textual practices have transformed standard modes of interpretation and analysis. A distinguished and widely respected European historian, LaCapra offers a sophisticated consideration of how to combine textual analysis with traditional historical practices, and shows how this practice can be brought to bear on French studies and help to shape its future directions
Émile Durkheim : sociologist and philosopher by Dominick LaCapra( Book )

31 editions published between 1972 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Representing the Holocaust : history, theory, trauma by Dominick LaCapra( )

32 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many of our efforts to comprehend the Holocaust, he shows, continue to suffer from the traumatizing effects of its events and require a "working through" of that trauma if we are to gain a more profound understanding of the meaning of the Holocaust
History, literature, critical theory by Dominick LaCapra( )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 1,300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In History, Literature, Critical Theory, Dominick LaCapra continues his exploration of the complex relations between history and literature, here considering history as both process and representation. A trio of chapters at the center of the volume concern the ways in which history and literature (particularly the novel) impact and question each other. In one of the chapters LaCapra revisits Gustave Flaubert, pairing him with Joseph Conrad. Other chapters pair J.M. Coetzee and W.G. Sebald, Jonathan Littell's novel, The Kindly Ones, and Saul Friedlander's two-volume, prizewinning history Nazi Germany and the Jews. A recurrent motif of the book is the role of the sacred, its problematic status in sacrifice, its virulent manifestation in social and political violence (notably the Nazi genocide), its role or transformations in literature and art, and its multivalent expressions in "postsecular" hopes, anxieties, and quests. LaCapra concludes the volume with an essay on the place of violence in the thought of Slavoj Zizek. In LaCapra's view Zizek's provocative thought "at times has uncanny echoes of earlier reflections on, or apologies for, political and seemingly regenerative, even sacralized violence.""--Publisher's website
Madame Bovary on trial by Dominick LaCapra( Book )

12 editions published between 1982 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1857, following the publication of Madame Bovary, Flaubert was charged with having committed an ""outrage to public morality and religion."" Dominick LaCapra, an intellectual historian with wide-ranging literary interests, here examines this remarkable trial
Soundings in critical theory by Dominick LaCapra( )

18 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dominick LaCapra is unequalled in his ability to bring theoretical concerns that are associated with literary theory to the attention of historians. He is responsible for enlivening the discipline of history and compelling historians to rethink their foundational assumptions, which normally go unquestioned."—Mark Poster, University of California, Irvine
Modern European intellectual history : reappraisals and new perspectives by Dominick LaCapra( Book )

35 editions published between 1982 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History and its limits : human, animal, violence by Dominick LaCapra( )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LaCapra regards this attempt to fix the difference as misguided and potentially dangerous because it renders insufficiently problematic the manner in which humans treat other animals and interact with the environment.In raising the issue of desirable transformations in modernity, History and Its Limits examines the legitimacy of normative limits necessary for life in common and explores the disconcerting role of transgressive initiatives beyond limits (including limits blocking the recognition that humans are themselves animals)
History, politics, and the novel by Dominick LaCapra( Book )

22 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History and memory after Auschwitz by Dominick LaCapra( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dominick LaCapra focuses on the interactions among history, memory, and ethicopolitical concerns as they emerge in the aftermath of the Shoah. Particularly notable are his analyses of Albert Camus's novella The Fall, Claude Lanzmann's film Shoah, and Art Spiegelman's "comic book" Maus. LaCapra also considers the Historians' Debate in the aftermath of German reunification and the role of psychoanalysis in historical understanding and critical theory."--Jacket
History & criticism by Dominick LaCapra( Book )

28 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in English and Japanese and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing history, writing trauma by Dominick LaCapra( Book )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LaCapra provides a broad-ranging, critical inquiry into the problem of trauma, notably with respect to major historical events. In a series of interlocking essays, he explores theoretical and literary-critical attempts to come to terms with trauma as well as the crucial role post-traumatic testimonies--particularly Holocaust testimonies--have assumed in recent thought and writing. In doing so, he adapts psychoanalytic concepts to historical analysis and employs sociocultural and political critique to elucidate trauma and its after effects in culture and in people
Rethinking intellectual history : texts, contexts, language by Dominick LaCapra( Book )

27 editions published between 1983 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bounds of race : perspectives on hegemony and resistance by Bounds of race( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History in transit : experience, identity, critical theory by Dominick LaCapra( Book )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reacting against the antitheoretical bias of some historians, LaCapra presents an alternative model of historigraphical practice - one in which emphases of plurality and hybridity are combined with the concept of historical practice
Understanding others : peoples, animals, pasts by Dominick LaCapra( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To what extent do we and can we understand others--other peoples, species, times, and places? What is the role of others within ourselves, epitomized in the notion of unconscious forces? Can we come to terms with our internalized others in ways that foster mutual understanding and counteract the tendency to scapegoat, project, victimize, and indulge in prejudicial and narcissistic impulses? How do various fields or disciplines address or avoid such questions? And, in the light of recent developments, have these questions become particularly pressing and not in the least confined to other peoples, times, and places? Making selective and critical use of the thought of such important figures as Sigmund Freud, Jacques Derrida, and Mikhail Bakhtin, the book investigates a series of crucial topics from the current state of deconstruction, trauma studies, and the humanities to newer fields such as animal studies and posthumanist scholarship. A feature of the book is the effort to bring critical historical thought into a provocative engagement with politics and our current political climate"--
Geschichte denken : Neubestimmungen und Perspektiven moderner europäischer Geistesgeschichte by Hans Höller( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in German and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschichte und Kritik by Dominick LaCapra( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in German and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History and psychoanalysis by Dominick LaCapra( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A preface to Sartre
History and reading : Tocqueville, Foucault, French studiesRepresenting the Holocaust : history, theory, traumaSoundings in critical theoryHistory and its limits : human, animal, violenceHistory, politics, and the novelHistory and memory after AuschwitzWriting history, writing traumaHistory in transit : experience, identity, critical theory
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Доминик Лакапра

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ラカプラ, ドミニク

English (319)

Spanish (16)

German (7)

Japanese (2)

Hebrew (1)