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Uncanny, The
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UNCANNY, THE

PAPERBACK BY ROYLE, NICHOLAS

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ISBN
9780719055614
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MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY PRESS
 
 
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PAGES
352 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
13 FEB 2003

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This is the first book-length study of the uncanny, an important topic for contemporary thinking on literature, film, philosophy, psychoanalysis, feminism and queer history. Much of this importance can be traced back to Freud's extraordinary essay of 1919, 'The Uncanny' (Das Unheimliche). As a ghostly feeling and concept, however, the uncanny has a complex history going back to at least the Enlightenment. Royle offers a detailed account of the emergence of the uncanny, together with a series of close readings of different aspects of the topic. Following a major introductory historical and critical overview, there are chapters on literature, teaching, psychoanalysis, deconstruction, film, the death drive, deja vu, silence, solitude and darkness, the fear of being buried alive, the double, ghosts, cannibalism, telepathy, madness and religion. -- .

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. Deja 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 -- .