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Document type
Journal articles

Document subtype
Full paper

Title
The Gothic Uncanny: Selected Mind-Images in Literature and Film

Participants in the publication
Graça P. Corrêa (Author)
Dep. História e Filosofia das Ciências
CFCUL - Centro de Filosofia das Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa

Scope
International

Refereeing
Yes

Summary
The concept of the uncanny has been a focus of critical, literary, and philosophical reflection since the nineteenth century. Nonetheless, especially in continental Europe, two essays on the subject—both written in German, from the early twentieth century—particularly stand out: the first by Ernst Jentsch in 1906 (“On the Psychology of the Uncanny”); the second by Sigmund Freud in 1919 (“The Uncanny”). Although distinct, these two reflections on the uncanny are admittedly inspired by a tale of Gothic fiction of the early nineteenth century written by E.T.A. Hoffmann and entitled “The Sandman” (1817). In this article, I approach the Gothic uncanny of family relations as evoked in tales by E.T.A. Hoffmann and Edgar Allan Poe, and in films by Alfred Hitchcock, David Lynch and Stanley Kubrick. Although Gothic fiction’s tendency to render everyday objects and events disturbingly terrifying and strange has been predominantly investigated through Freudian psychoanalytic lenses, I will draw on schizoanalysis and the Deleuzian time-image to supplement and challenge existing psychoanalytic assessments of the uncanny.

Date of Publication
2019-12-01

Institution
CFCUL-Centro de Filosofia das Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa

Where published
Kairos. Journal of Philosophy & Science

Publication Identifiers
ISSN - 1647-659X

Address
Lisboa, Portugal

Publisher
Walter de Gruyter GmbH

Volume
22
Number
1

Number of pages
25
Starting page
179
Last page
204

Document Identifiers
DOI - https://doi.org/10.2478/kjps-2019-0014
URL - http://dx.doi.org/10.2478/kjps-2019-0014

Keywords
schizoanalysis Time-Image Gilles Deleuze Sigmund Freud Ernst Jentsch extrasensory perception

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APA
Graça P. Corrêa, (2019). The Gothic Uncanny: Selected Mind-Images in Literature and Film. Kairos. Journal of Philosophy & Science, 22, 179-204. ISSN 1647-659X. eISSN . http://dx.doi.org/10.2478/kjps-2019-0014

IEEE
Graça P. Corrêa, "The Gothic Uncanny: Selected Mind-Images in Literature and Film" in Kairos. Journal of Philosophy & Science, vol. 22, pp. 179-204, 2019. 10.2478/kjps-2019-0014

BIBTEX
@article{44386, author = {Graça P. Corrêa}, title = {The Gothic Uncanny: Selected Mind-Images in Literature and Film}, journal = {Kairos. Journal of Philosophy & Science}, year = 2019, pages = {179-204}, volume = 22 }