By Anneleen Masschelein
Explores the conceptualization of the Freudian uncanny in a variety of late-twentieth-century theoretical and important discourses.
The Unconcept is the 1st family tree of the concept that of the Freudian uncanny. It lines the advance, paradoxes, and hobbies of this detrimental notion via a variety of fields and disciplines from psychoanalysis, literary concept, and philosophy to movie stories, style stories, sociology, faith, structure concept, and modern paintings. Anneleen Masschelein explores the vagaries of this “unconcept” within the 20th century, starting with Freud’s seminal essay “The Uncanny,” via a interval of conceptual latency, resulting in the 1st actual conceptualizations within the Nineteen Seventies after which directly to the current dissemination of the uncanny to unique fields corresponding to hauntology, the examine of ghosts, robotics, and synthetic intelligence. She finds new fabric at the uncanny from the English, French, and German traditions, and sheds mild at the prestige of the idea that in modern thought and perform within the humanities. during this crucial reference publication for researchers and scholars of the uncanny, the everyday contours of the highbrow background of the 20th century look in a brand new and intriguing gentle.
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