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The Resource The uncanny, Nicholas Royle

The uncanny, Nicholas Royle

Label
The uncanny
Title
The uncanny
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Royle
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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. As a concept and a feeling, however, the uncanny has a complex history going back to at least the Enlightenment. Royle offers a detailed historical 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 the death drive, deja-vu, silence, solitude and darkness, the fear of being buried alive, doubles, ghosts, cannibalism, telepathy and madness, as well as more applied readings concerned, for example, with teaching, politics, film and religion
Cataloging source
DLC
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1957-
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Royle, Nicholas
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Literature
  • Psychoanalysis and literature
  • Curiosities and wonders in literature.
  • Supernatural in literature
Label
The uncanny, Nicholas Royle
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [329]-333) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • The death drive
  • 6.
  • Silence, solitude and ...
  • 7.
  • Darkness
  • 8.
  • Night writing: deconstruction reading politics
  • 9.
  • Inexplicable
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Buried alive
  • 11.
  • Déjà vu
  • 12.
  • The double
  • 13.
  • Chance encounter
  • 14.
  • Cannabalism: for starters
  • The uncanny: an introduction
  • 15.
  • Manifestation of insanity: Hunger and contemporary fiction
  • 16.
  • A crowded after-life
  • 17.
  • To be announced
  • 18.
  • Mole
  • 19.
  • The 'telepathy effect': notes toward a reconsideration of narrative fiction
  • 2.
  • 20.
  • Phantom text
  • 21.
  • The private parts of Jesus Christ
  • 22.
  • Book end: déjà vu (reprise)
  • Supplement: 'the Sandman'
  • 3.
  • Literature, teaching, psychoanalysis
  • 4.
  • Film
Control code
ocm50339637
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 340 p.
Isbn
9780719055614
Lccn
2002032571
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780719055614
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The uncanny, Nicholas Royle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [329]-333) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • The death drive
  • 6.
  • Silence, solitude and ...
  • 7.
  • Darkness
  • 8.
  • Night writing: deconstruction reading politics
  • 9.
  • Inexplicable
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Buried alive
  • 11.
  • Déjà vu
  • 12.
  • The double
  • 13.
  • Chance encounter
  • 14.
  • Cannabalism: for starters
  • The uncanny: an introduction
  • 15.
  • Manifestation of insanity: Hunger and contemporary fiction
  • 16.
  • A crowded after-life
  • 17.
  • To be announced
  • 18.
  • Mole
  • 19.
  • The 'telepathy effect': notes toward a reconsideration of narrative fiction
  • 2.
  • 20.
  • Phantom text
  • 21.
  • The private parts of Jesus Christ
  • 22.
  • Book end: déjà vu (reprise)
  • Supplement: 'the Sandman'
  • 3.
  • Literature, teaching, psychoanalysis
  • 4.
  • Film
Control code
ocm50339637
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 340 p.
Isbn
9780719055614
Lccn
2002032571
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780719055614
Other physical details
ill.

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