Uncanny Modernity: Cultural Theories, Modern Anxieties by Jo CollinsUncanny Modernity: Cultural Theories, Modern Anxieties by Jo Collins

Uncanny Modernity: Cultural Theories, Modern Anxieties

byJo Collins

Hardcover | April 1, 2008

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This book explores the sense in which the uncanny may be a distinctively modern experience, the way these unnerving feelings and unsettling encounters disturb the rational presumptions of the modern world view and the security of modern self-identity, just as the latter may themselves be implicated in the production of these experiences as uncanny.
SCOTT BREWSTER Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Central Lancashire, UK ELISABETH BRONFEN Professor of English and American Literature at the University of Zurich, Switzerland JAMES DONALD Professor of Film Studies at the University of New South Wales, Australia TOM GUNNING Professor of Media and Film Studies at the Unive...
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Title:Uncanny Modernity: Cultural Theories, Modern AnxietiesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:234 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.69 inPublished:April 1, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230517714

ISBN - 13:9780230517714

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors Introduction; J.Collins & J.Jervis Uncanny Presences; J.Jervis Night and the Uncanny; E.Bronfen Uncanny Reflections, Modern Illusions: Sighting the Modern Optical Uncanny; T.Gunning As it Happened... Borderline , the Uncanny and the Cosmopolitan; J.Donald Access Denied: Memory and Resistance in the Contemporary Ghost Film; S.Brewster The Uncanny After Freud: The Contemporary Trauma Subject and the Fiction of Stephen King; R.Luckhurst 'Neurotic Men' and a Spectral Woman: Freud, Jung and Sabina Spielrein; J.Collins The Urban Uncanny; J.Wolfreys Profane Illuminations, Delicate and Mysterious Flames: Mass Culture and Uncanny Gnosis; M.Saler 'On the Psychology of the Uncanny': Ernest Jentsch; translated by R.Sellars Terrorism and the Uncanny, or, The Caves of Tora-Bora; D.Punter Index