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Title:
The uncanny
Author:
Royle, Nicholas, 1957- author.
ISBN:
9780719055607

9780415967020

9780415966627
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x, 340 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
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Based on papers at university conferences and seminars.
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Summary

This study is of the uncanny; an important concept for contemporary thinking and debate across a range of disciplines and discourses, including literature, film, architecture, cultural studies, philosophy, psychoanalysis and queer theory. Much of this importance can be traced back to Freud's essay of 1919, The Uncanny (Das Unheimliche). Where he was perhaps the first to foreground the distinctive nature of the uncanny as a feeling of something not simply weird or mysterious but, more specifically, as something strangely familiar.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
List of illustrations
1 The uncanny: an introduction
2 Supplement: 'The sandman'
3 Literature, teaching, psychoanalysis
4 Film
5 The death drive
6 Silence, solitude and...
7 Darkness
8 Night writing
9 Inexplicable
10 Buried alive
11 Déjà vu
12 The double
13 Chance encounter
14 Cannibalism
15 Manifestations of insanity
16 A crowded after-life
17 To be announced
18 Mole
19 The 'telepathy effect'
20 Phantom text
21 The private parts of Jesus Christ
22 Book end
The uncanny: a bibliography
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