The Uncanny House in Elizabeth Bowen's Fiction by Olena LytovkaThe Uncanny House in Elizabeth Bowen's Fiction by Olena Lytovka

The Uncanny House in Elizabeth Bowen's Fiction

byOlena Lytovka

Hardcover | February 3, 2016

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The book focuses on the uncanny in the domestic space of Elizabeth Bowen’s fiction. Providing a psychoanalytic reading of selected works it aims to examine the image of the house in Bowen’s prose and to analyse its uncanniness in relation to the characters’ identity.
In her book, Olena Lytovka focuses on an important aspect of Elizabeth Bowen’s fiction – the motif of the uncanny house. By applying the Freudian notion of the unheimlich to the analysis of selected novels and short stories, Lytovka demonstrates how the traumatic experience of loss is mirrored in the characters’ perception of the domestic space as uncanny. The uncanny, she argues, is a reflection of the psychological condition of the perceiving mind in the state of crisis rather than the quality of the space. This insightful and well-researched study is a valuable contribution to Bowen criticism and will be relevant to literary scholars and students alike. (Anna Kędra-Kardela, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin)
Olena Lytovka has a PhD in British Literature. She is the president of Interdisciplinary Research Foundation. She researches European modernist literature, time and space representations in fiction, psychoanalysis and feminist literary criticism. Her recent publications focus on the uncanny, dreams, memory and trauma.
Title:The Uncanny House in Elizabeth Bowen's FictionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.47 × 6 × 0.53 inPublished:February 3, 2016Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3631670257

ISBN - 13:9783631670255


Table of Contents

Contents: The uncanny – Elizabeth Bowen – Modernist fiction – Big House fiction – Domestic space – Ghostly temporality – Trauma and identity disintegration, the place of memory and memory of place.