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The Uncanny Sexual Child

Steven Angelides

in The Fear of Child Sexuality: Young People, Sex, and Agency

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226648460
eISBN:
9780226648774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226648774.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 1 examines a sex panic surrounding the artwork of one of Australia’s internationally acclaimed artists, Bill Henson. Known for his photography on adolescents, Henson was at the center of a ... More


The Enemy Within

Phillip Cole

in The Myth of Evil

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748622009
eISBN:
9780748671908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622009.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explores the insights of psychoanalytic theory in understanding the idea of evil. It begins by exploring the narrative of fear within Gothic literature, where we are terrified of what we ... More


Darkroom Readings: Scenes of Maternal Photography

Elissa Marder

in The Mother in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction: Psychoanalysis, Photography, Deconstruction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823240555
eISBN:
9780823240593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240555.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Roland Barthes' gloss on Charles Clifford's nineteenth-century photograph “Alhambra” in Camera Lucida and explores how, via this image, Barthes conjures up an alternative model ... More


Uncanny Aesthetics

Kriss Ravetto-Biagioli

in Digital Uncanny

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190853990
eISBN:
9780190854034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190853990.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Uncanny aesthetics examines how the discourse of the uncanny emerged from a reading of E. T. A Hoffmann’s short story “The Sandman,” in the works of Ernst Jentsch and Sigmund Freud, and how these ... More


Speaking the Unspeakable: Religion, Misogyny, and the Uncanny Mother in Freud's Cultural Texts

Diane Jonte-Pace

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520226005
eISBN:
9780520927698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226005.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In a bold rereading of Freud's cultural texts, this book uncovers an undeveloped “counter thesis,”, one that repeatedly interrupts or subverts his well-known Oedipal master plot. The counter thesis ... More


Uncanny Repetitions: Freud, Hoffmann, and the Death-Work

John Fletcher

in Freud and the Scene of Trauma

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254590
eISBN:
9780823260973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254590.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter Twelve considers Freud’s 1919 essay “The Uncanny” contemporary with the incubation of the emergent concepts of the Death Instinct and the Superego. It locates these in the motifs of the ... More


The Unconscious

Patrick Hayes

in Philip Roth: Fiction and Power

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199689125
eISBN:
9780191795305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689125.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Unlike some of his contemporaries, Roth has refused to disconnect his role as the politically-engaged public intellectual from the writer’s interest in exploring and exploiting the unconscious. This ... More


Copying

Andrew Piper

in Dreaming in Books: The Making of the Bibliographic Imagination in the Romantic Age

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226669724
eISBN:
9780226669748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226669748.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter focuses on the imaginative possibility that something stayed the same and that this sameness was seen as juridically and aesthetically legitimate to the collected edition's rise in ... More


The Old Subconscious Trail of Dread: Shadows, Animism, and Re-Emergence in the Rural World

Sam Wiseman

in Locating the Gothic in British Modernity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781942954897
eISBN:
9781789623659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954897.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores links, in terms of imagery, symbolism, theme, and form, that exist between a range of rural-set texts spanning the period from the fin de siècle to the First World War. It ... More


“Fairy of Light”: Performative Ghosting and the Queer Uncanny

Penny Farfan

in Performing Queer Modernism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190679699
eISBN:
9780190679736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190679699.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter focuses on Loie Fuller’s Fire Dance to exemplify the interplay between performer and character as a central aspect of queer modernist performance that was foregrounded through the ... More


Tongue and Trigger: Deleuze's Erotics of the Uncanny

Cara Judea Alhadeff

in Deleuze and Sex

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748642618
eISBN:
9780748671755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642618.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

A set of six images along with an artist's statement.


Introduction: Tracing the Modern Gothic

Sam Wiseman

in Locating the Gothic in British Modernity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781942954897
eISBN:
9781789623659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954897.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This introduction situates the project within existing scholarship on the Gothic, modernity, and the British landscape. It stresses that the book can be differentiated from other studies of Gothic ... More


Staging the Liminal

Leo Shtutin

in Spatiality and Subjecthood in Mallarmé, Apollinaire, Maeterlinck, and Jarry: Between Page and Stage

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198821854
eISBN:
9780191860980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821854.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Chapter 3 implements the notion of liminality (the experience or condition of the betwixt and between) in an analysis of character and diegetic space in Jarry’s Ubu roi and Maeterlinck’s one-acts. ... More


Introduction: Performing the Irish-Jewish Unconscious

Stephen Watt

in "Something Dreadful and Grand": American Literature and The Irish-Jewish Unconscious

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190227951
eISBN:
9780190227975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190227951.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter traces the uncanny, often emotionally intensive interactions between Irish and Jewish people from their nineteenth-century emigrations through the Dublin of James Joyce’s Ulysses and the ... More


The New Wandering Rocks

Stephen Watt

in "Something Dreadful and Grand": American Literature and The Irish-Jewish Unconscious

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190227951
eISBN:
9780190227975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190227951.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter takes its title from an episode in James Joyce’s Ulysses in which Leopold Bloom visits a tawdry book stand seeking salacious titles, most of which are concealed from view. Using this ... More


Ordinary Language and Philosophical Conversion

Andrew Norris

in Becoming Who We Are: Politics and Practical Philosophy in the Work of Stanley Cavell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190673949
eISBN:
9780190673970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190673949.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter evaluates Cavell’s reception of Austin’s ordinary language philosophy, showing it to be more critical than it has been understood to be. For Austin, the ordinary language philosopher ... More


A Voice That Is Not Mine: Terror and the Mythology of the Technological Voice

Tom Gunning

in The Voice as Something More: Essays toward Materiality

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226656397
eISBN:
9780226656427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226656427.003.0017
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

The human voice carried through technology (the phonograph, the radio, the cinema) becomes in effect disembodied, separated from the living human being that originally produced it. Such technological ... More


The Sublime Landscape

Xon De Ros

in The Poetry of Antonio Machado: Changing the Landscape

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198736806
eISBN:
9780191800450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736806.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Poetry

Because landscape involves perspective, both physical and cultural, it carries an ideological component which this chapter explores in relation to models of the sublime. From the natural sublime, a ... More


Life Forces: Theoretical Perspectives

Douglas J. Davies

in Mors Britannica: Life Style & Death Style in Britain Today

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199644971
eISBN:
9780191815737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644971.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Chapter 1 describes lifeforces driving the interplay between vitality and mortality in the physical and social nature of human bodies. The topics of meaning-making, embodiment, ‘sense of presence’, ... More


The Irish Uncanny and the American Gothic

Juliet Shields

in Nation and Migration: The Making of British Atlantic Literature, 1765-1835

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190272555
eISBN:
9780190272579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190272555.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In the wake of the 1798 United Irishmen’s uprising and the passing of the Alien and Sedition Acts, American and Irish novelists used the conventions of the Gothic to represent Irish radicals in the ... More


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