The Centre for the History of European Discourses was incorporated in the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities in August 2015.

The information in this website is therefore out of date but retained for archival and staff purposes.

Carolyn J. Dean teaches History at Brown University.  She is the author of The Self and Its Pleasures: Bataille, Lacan, and the History of the Decentered Subject (Cornell, 1992); Sexuality and Modern Western Culture (Twayne, 1996); The Frail Social Body: Pornography, Homsexuality and Other Fantasies in Interwar France (Univ. of California Press, 2000); and The Fragility of Empathy after the Holocaust (Cornell, 2004).  She is currently working on a comparative study of conceptions of victimization in France and Italy after the Second World War.

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