November 28, 2005
Teresa de Lauretis receives honorary doctorate
from Swedish university
By Scott Rappaport
History of consciousness professor Teresa de Lauretis has been
awarded a doctorate honoris causa from the University
of Lund, one of Sweden's oldest and most prestigious universities.
Teresa de Lauretis on the campus
of the University of Lund
Born and educated in Italy, de Lauretis came to the United
States shortly after completing her doctorate in modern languages
and literatures at Bocconi University in Milan. Before joining
the History of Consciousness Department at UCSC, she taught
Italian and comparative literature, semiotics, women's studies,
and film studies at several American universities, including
the University of Colorado and the University of Wisconsin.
She has also held visiting professorships in Canada, Germany,
Italy, and the Netherlands, as well as the United States.
The author of seven books and over one hundred essays, de Lauretis
writes in both English and Italian. Her works have been translated
into 14 other languages of Western and Eastern Europe, Latin
America, and Asia. Her books in English include Alice Doesn't:
Feminism, Semiotics, Cinema (1984), Technologies of Gender
(1987), The Practice of Love (1994), and three edited
or coedited volumes of essays, Feminist Studies/Critical
Studies (1986), The Cinematic Apparatus (1980), and
The Technological Imagination (1980). She is currently
working on a book about Freud's theory of drives.
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