The Uncanny


Author: Nicholas Royle

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719055614

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 340

View: 9612

This is the first book-length study of the uncanny, an important concept for contemporary thinking and debate across a range of disciplines and discourses, including literature, film, architecture, cultural studies, philosophy, psychoanalysis, and queer theory. Much of this importance can be traced back to Freud's essay of 1919, "The uncanny," where he was perhaps the first to foreground the distinctive nature of the uncanny as a feeling of something not simply weird or mysterious but, more specifically, as something strangely familiar. As a concept and a feeling, however, the uncanny has a complex history going back to at least the Enlightenment. Nicholas Royle offers a detailed historical account of the emergence of the uncanny, together with a series of close readings of different aspects of the topic. Following a major introductory historical and critical overview, there are chapters on the death drive, déjà-vu, "silence, solitude and darkness," the fear of being buried alive, doubles, ghosts, cannibalism, telepathy, and madness, as well as more "applied" readings concerned, for example, with teaching, politics, film, and religion. This is a major critical study that will be welcomed by students and academics but will also be of interest to the general reader.

The Uncanny


Author: Sigmund Freud

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141930500

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 240

View: 9865

An extraordinary collection of thematically linked essays, including THE UNCANNY, SCREEN MEMORIES and FAMILY ROMANCES. Leonardo da Vinci fascinated Freud primarily because he was keen to know why his personality was so incomprehensible to his contemporaries. In this probing biographical essay he deconstructs both da Vinci's character and the nature of his genius. As ever, many of his exploratory avenues lead to the subject's sexuality - why did da Vinci depict the naked human body the way hedid? What of his tendency to surround himself with handsome young boys that he took on as his pupils? Intriguing, thought-provoking and often contentious, this volume contains some of Freud's best writing.

Uncanny Inhumans 2


Author: Charles Soule

Publisher: Marvel Entertainment

ISBN: 3736728549


Page: N.A

View: 6902

In Black Bolts Club findet man alles, ob Kongress-Räume oder Monster-Kämpfe. Als ein Ennilux-Prototyp gestohlen wird, droht die mächtige Firma mit der Vernichtung von New Attilan. Also machen sich die Inhumans und Nuhumans auf die Suche. Ausserdem wird enthüllt, wie Medusa und Johnny Storm als Paar zusammenkam, das es sogar mit Aliens aufnimmt...

Uncanny Avengers 1 - Wiedergeburt


Author: Gerry Duggan

Publisher: Marvel Entertainment

ISBN: 3736728883

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 100

View: 8517

Die neuen Uncanny Avengers mit Deadpool! Das brandneue Marvel-Universum braucht eine Avengers-Einsatztruppe, die aus Menschen, Mutanten und Inhumans besteht. Deshalb schart Steve Rogers Helden wie Deadpool, Spider-Man, die Fackel, Quicksilver, Rogue und Dr. Voodoo um sich. Während Spidey Deadpools Methoden ablehnt, bekommen es die Uncanny Avengers mit einem finsteren neuen Bösewicht zu tun...

Uncanny Avengers 4

Der Verrat


Author: Gerry Duggan

Publisher: Marvel Entertainment

ISBN: 373673199X

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 116

View: 4172

Civil War II trifft die Avengers Unity Squad! Deadpool m”chte Hawkeye aus dem Knast befreien, und Cap und Cable gehen aufeinander los. Darber hinaus wollen die Ninja der Hand den Hulk als Supersoldaten wiedererwecken. Elektra und das Team aus Avengers, X-Men und Inhumans erwartet also ein Gamma-Zombie

Uncanny X-Men 1

Magnetos Rache


Author: Cullen Bunn

Publisher: Marvel Entertainment

ISBN: 3736728328

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: N.A

View: 3407

Harte Zeiten erfordern harte X-Men. Dank der Inhumans sterben Mutanten langsam aus und die Samthandschuhe sind runter! Magneto ist nicht gewillt, auch nur einen weiteren Verlust zu akzeptieren. Seine Antwort im šberlebenskampf: eine neue Formation der Uncanny X-Men, die ihre Feinde gnadenlos eliminiert. Aber das Echo tr„gt die Handschrift von ... Apocalypse! Harte Zeiten erfordern harte X-Men. Dank der Inhumans sterben Mutanten langsam aus und die Samthandschuhe sind runter! Magneto ist nicht gewillt, auch nur einen weiteren Verlust zu akzeptieren. Seine Antwort im šberlebenskampf: eine neue Formation der Uncanny X-Men, die ihre Feinde gnadenlos eliminiert. Aber das Echo tr„gt die Handschrift von ... Apocalypse! Harte Zeiten erfordern harte X-Men. Dank der Inhumans sterben Mutanten langsam aus und die Samthandschuhe sind runter! Magneto ist nicht gewillt, auch nur einen weiteren Verlust zu akzeptieren. Seine Antwort im šberlebenskampf: eine neue Formation der Uncanny X-Men, die ihre Feinde gnadenlos eliminiert. Aber das Echo tr„gt die Handschrift von ... Apocalypse! Harte Zeiten erfordern harte X-Men. Dank der Inhumans sterben Mutanten langsam aus und die Samthandschuhe sind runter! Magneto ist nicht gewillt, auch nur einen weiteren Verlust zu akzeptieren. Seine Antwort im šberlebenskampf: eine neue Formation der Uncanny X-Men, die ihre Feinde gnadenlos eliminiert. Aber das Echo tr„gt die Handschrift von ... Apocalypse!

Uncanny Inhumans 3

Krieg der Inhumans


Author: Charles Soule

Publisher: Marvel Entertainment

ISBN: 3736731256

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 124

View: 9993

Civil War II! Auf dem H”hepunkt des zweiten Superheldenkrieges mssen sich K”nigin Medusa, der Kampfm”nch Karnak und der Rest der k”niglichen Inhumans nicht nur gegen Iron Man behaupten, sondern auch einen heftigen Konflikt in ihren eigenen Reihen berstehen. Plus: Die Inhumans in Indien.

The Uncanny "Method" in the Madness

"Apocalypse Now Redux" aus Sicht der Postkolonialismus-Forschung


Author: Wolfgang Streit

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 373473536X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 56

View: 6799

Apocalypse Now has been interpreted as addressing the Vietnam War in a similarly mythological and hence ahis¬torical way as the high modernist poetry recited by Colonel Kurtz. The closer, post-colonial view of this paper in the German language, however, shows that the 2001 “Redux-“ version of Coppola’s film questions the imperialist US sys¬tem on several levels. By mockery it subverts the ide¬ology of free-trade underlying the confrontation between the super powers in the Cold War and the Vietnam War itself. Also, the movie’s technique of montage fundamen¬tally questions the author¬ity of the military apparatus and exposes the un¬tenable nature of Willard’s killing mission. The visit of the Captain’s boat crew in the French colony serves to further outline the extent to which the doomed imperial war project is grafted – as a palimpsest – on the equally outdated re¬mains of the French colonial past. As a conse¬quence both forms of intervention are cinemato¬graphically dele¬gitimized, especially by means of uncanny props exposing the de¬gree to which they are haunted by the contradictions between ide¬ological justification, US-historical genocidal past – in the case of the Vietnam War – and a belligerent present oper¬ating also by means of arbitrarily constructed alterity. This makes obvious Redux’s practice of – in Edward Said’s termi-no¬logy – establishing ”anti-imperialist re¬sistance” against the US warfare. One of the movie’s key strategies to expose the inhumane moral universe of the war theatre is Kurtz’s ”method” of making Willard – and the viewers of the movie – experience the large-scale massa¬cre in a lavish, synesthetic total work of art in¬spired by Stanislavski’s ident¬ifi¬catory “method acting” and Ri¬chard Wagner. This didactic “Gesamtkunstwerk” also makes use of further cin¬ematogra¬phic adaptations of uncanny ele¬ments – ac-cording to Sig¬mund Freud – and strategically mobilizes a displaced version of mimicry.

Der Uncanny-Valley-Effekt bei Animationsfilmen


Author: Laura Stein

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656732337

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 103

View: 9536

Bachelorarbeit aus dem Jahr 2013 im Fachbereich Medien / Kommunikation - Film und Fernsehen, Note: 1,0, Hochschule für Technik, Wirtschaft und Kultur Leipzig (Medientechnik), Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Die vorliegende Arbeit zum Thema „Der Uncanny–Valley–Effekt bei Animationsfilmen“ untersucht, unter Einbezug der gängigen Gestaltungsmöglichkeiten eines Animationsfilms, inwiefern computeranimierte Filme mit menschlichen respektive menschenähnlichen Charakteren in das Uncanny Valley fallen. Dieser ursprünglich aus der Robotik stammende Begriff wird hierfür zunächst konkret erläutert sowie dessen wissenschaftliche Relevanz hinterfragt. Die Arbeit wird zeigen, dass das Phänomen des Uncanny Valley weiterhin als eine subjektive, von vielen Faktoren abhängige Beobachtung ist. Gleichzeitig wird dessen zweifelsfreie Existenz und Auswirkung auf Animationsfilme beleuchtet und versucht, die Auslöser des Scheiterns jener Filme zu ermitteln. Es wird bewiesen werden, dass ein Auftreten des Uncanny–Valley–Effekts unter Zuhilfenahme der Motion–Capture–Technik begünstigt wird. Parallel dazu wird durch die Gestaltung über die Stilisierung von Figuren, auch Anthropomorphismus genannt, eine weitestgehend sichere Alternative aufgezeigt und deren Vorzüge erläutert. Es wird sich zeigen, dass die Bewegung künstlicher, humanoider Avatare einen entscheidenden Einfluss auf die Wahrnehmung und Akzeptanz des Zuschauers ausübt und ein Auslösen des Uncanny–Valley–Effekts begünstigt. Die abschließende Auswertung und dessen Fazit werden schlussfolgern lassen, dass die klassische Animation nicht von modernen Techniken ersetzt werden kann – aber auch, dass beide voneinander profitieren können.

Uncanny Australia

Sacredness and Identity in a Postcolonial Nation


Author: Ken Gelder,Jane Margaret Jacobs

Publisher: Melbourne University Publish

ISBN: 9780522848168

Category: Social Science

Page: 163

View: 455

Aboriginal claims for sacredness in modern Australia may seem like minor events, but they have radically disturbed the nation's image of itself. Minorities appear to have too much influence; majorities suddenly feel embattled. What once seemed familiar can now seem disconcertingly unfamiliar, a condition Ken Gelder and Jane M. Jacobs diagnose as 'uncanny'. In Uncanny Australia Gelder and Jacobs show how Aboriginal claims for sacredness radiate out to affect the fortunes, and misfortunes, of the modern nation. They look at Coronation Hill, Hindmarsh Island, Uluru and the repatriation of sacred objects; they examine secret business in public places, promiscuous sacred sites, ghosts and bunyips, cartographic nostalgia, reconciliation and democracy, postcolonial racism and New Age enchantments. Uncanny Australia is a challenging and thought-provoking work that offers a new way of understanding how the Aboriginal sacred inhabits the modern nation.

Sites of the Uncanny

Paul Celan, Specularity and the Visual Arts


Author: Eric Kligerman

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110913933

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 341

View: 8417

Sites of the Uncanny: Paul Celan, Specularity and the Visual Arts is the first book-length study that examines Celan’s impact on visual culture. Exploring poetry’s relation to film, painting and architecture, this study tracks the transformation of Celan in postwar German culture and shows the extent to which his poetics accompany the country’s memory politics after the Holocaust. The book posits a new theoretical model of the Holocaustal uncanny – evolving out of a crossing between Celan, Freud, Heidegger and Levinas – that provides a map for entering other modes of Holocaust representations. After probing Celan’s critique of the uncanny in Heidegger, this study shifts to the translation of Celan’s uncanny poetics in Resnais’ film Night and Fog, Kiefer’s art and Libeskind’s architecture.

The Architectural Uncanny

Essays in the Modern Unhomely


Author: Anthony Vidler

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262720182

Category: Architecture

Page: 257

View: 8814

Anthony Vidler interprets contemporary buildings and projects in light of the resurgent interest in the uncanny as a metaphor for a fundamentally "unhomely" modern condition. The Architectural Uncanny presents an engaging and original series of meditations on issues and figures that are at the heart of the most pressing debates surrounding architecture today. Anthony Vidler interprets contemporary buildings and projects in light of the resurgent interest in the uncanny as a metaphor for a fundamentally "unhomely" modern condition. The essays are at once historical--serving to situate contemporary discourse in its own intellectual tradition and theoretical--opening up the complex and difficult relationships between politics, social thought, and architectural design in an era when the reality of homelessness and the idealism of the neo-avant-garde have never seemed so far apart. Vidler, one of the deftest and surest critics of the contemporary scene, explores aspects of architecture through notions of the uncanny as they have been developed in literature, philosophy, and psychology from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present. He interprets the unsettling qualities of today's architecture--its fragmented neo-constructivist forms reminiscent of dismembered bodies, its "seeing walls" replicating the passive gaze of domestic cyborgs, its historical monuments indistinguishable from glossy reproductions - in the light of modern reflection on questions of social and individual estrangement, alienation, exile, and homelessness. Focusing on the work of architects such as Bernard Tschumi, Rem Koolhaas, Peter Eisenman, Coop Himmelblau, John Hejduk, Elizabeth Diller, and Ricardo Scofidio, as well as theorists of the urban condition, Vidler delineates the problems and paradoxes associated with the subject of domesticity.

Rethinking the Uncanny in Hoffmann and Tieck


Author: Marc Falkenberg

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039102846

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 258

View: 8156

This stimulating new book challenges Freud's definition of the uncanny, prevalent in the study of Gothic and Romantic fiction, by reviving the importance of uncertainty in the uncanny. Literary criticism views the uncanny as an expression of the return of the repressed. Falkenberg's expanded definition includes, but is not limited to, the psychoanalytic and instead redefines the uncanny as a cognitive and aesthetic phenomenon. Beyond offering a survey of what David Punter has called -The Theory of the Uncanny-, this study places the uncanny in the context of the poetological and philosophical background of the Romantic period. In close readings of two stories that have stood at the center of the debate about the uncanny - E.T.A. Hoffmann's -Sandman- and Ludwig Tieck's -Blond Eckbert- - the author shows how these texts are constructed as uncanny phenomena in themselves. The study traces fairytale elements, framing techniques, and interdependencies between the fictional productions of the protagonists and their -dark fates- to expose how these texts confront the reader with paradoxical decoding instructions. This expanded and revised uncanny not only yields new readings of two classic German short stories, it also leads to a better understanding of the cultural soil that nourished the Romantic Movement."

Uncanny Bodies

The Coming of Sound Film and the Origins of the Horror Genre


Author: Robert Spadoni

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520940709

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 202

View: 5293

In 1931 Universal Pictures released Dracula and Frankenstein, two films that inaugurated the horror genre in Hollywood cinema. These films appeared directly on the heels of Hollywood's transition to sound film. Uncanny Bodies argues that the coming of sound inspired more in these massively influential horror movies than screams, creaking doors, and howling wolves. A close examination of the historical reception of films of the transition period reveals that sound films could seem to their earliest viewers unreal and ghostly. By comparing this audience impression to the first sound horror films, Robert Spadoni makes a case for understanding film viewing as a force that can powerfully shape both the minutest aspects of individual films and the broadest sweep of film production trends, and for seeing aftereffects of the temporary weirdness of sound film deeply etched in the basic character of one of our most enduring film genres.

The Uncanny

Experiments in Cyborg Culture


Author: Bruce Grenville,Vancouver Art Gallery

Publisher: arsenal pulp press

ISBN: 9781551521169

Category: Art

Page: 279

View: 5958

Documenting the image of the cyborg in all its imaginative guises, THE UNCANNY includes essays and excerpts by Allan Antliff, Bruno Bettelheim, Randy Lee Cutler, Freud, William Gibson, Bruce Grenville, Makiko Hara, Donna Haraway, Masanori Oda, Jeanne Randolph and Toshiya Ueno. One of the most persistent and intriguing cultural images of the last century, the cyborg exists at the intersection of science, technology and culture, and is understood here as an uncanny' image that reflects our shared fascination and dread of the machine and its presence in our daily lives.'

Uncanny Networks

Dialogues with the Virtual Intelligentsia


Author: Geert Lovink

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262621878

Category: Computers

Page: 374

View: 9991

Geert Lovink interviews an international group of artists, critics, and theorists on aesthetic, cultural, and political aspects of new media. For Geert Lovink, interviews are imaginative texts that can help to create global, networked discourses not only among different professions but also among different cultures and social groups. Conducting interviews online, over a period of weeks or months, allows the participants to compose documents of depth and breadth, rather than simply snapshots of timely references.The interviews collected in this book are with artists, critics, and theorists who are intimately involved in building the content, interfaces, and architectures of new media. The topics discussed include digital aesthetics, sound art, navigating deep audio space, European media philosophy, the Internet in Eastern Europe, the mixing of old and new in India, critical media studies in the Asia-Pacific region, Japanese techno tribes, hybrid identities, the storage of social movements, theory of the virtual class, virtual and urban spaces, corporate takeover of the Internet, and the role of cyberspace in the rise of nongovernmental organizations. Interviewees included Norbert Bolz, Paulina Borsook, Luchezar Boyadjiev, Kuan-Hsing Chen, Cã¬(c)n Dan, Mike Davis, Mark Dery, Kodwo Eshun, Susan George, Boris Groys, Frank Hartmann, Michael Heim, Dietmar Kamper, Zina Kaye, Tom Keenan, Arthur Kroker, Bruno Latour, Marita Liulia, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Peter Lunenfeld, Lev Manovich, Mongrel, Edi Muka, Jonathan Peizer, Saskia Sassen, Herbert Schiller, Gayatri Spivak, Já(R) ̄s Sugá2¬ Ravi Sundaram, Toshiya Ueno, Tjebbe van Tijen, McKenzie Wark, Hartmut Winkler, and Slavoj Zizek.

Uncanny Valley

Adventures in the Narrative


Author: Lawrence Weschler

Publisher: Counterpoint

ISBN: 1619020513

Category: Art

Page: 272

View: 2697

Presents a collection of the essays written by the author over the last fifteen years on a variety of miscellaneous topics about popular culture and the arts.

Heidegger on Being Uncanny


Author: Katherine Withy

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674286790

Category: Philosophy

Page: 260

View: 4646

There are bizarre moments when we feel like strangers to ourselves. Through an investigation of Heidegger’s concept of uncanniness, Katherine Withy explores what such experiences reveal. She shows that we can be what we are only if we do not fully understand what it is to be us, and points toward what it is to live well as an uncanny human being.

Uncanny Magazine Issue One

A Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy


Author: Neil Gaiman,Maria Dahvana Headley,Max Gladstone,Amelia Beamer,Ken Liu,Kat Howard,Christopher Barzak,Jay Lake,Amal El-Mohtar,Sonya Taaffe,Sarah Kuhn,Tansy Rayner Roberts

Publisher: Uncanny Magazine


Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8752

Our first issue! All of the content will be available for purchase as an eBook (PDF, EPUB, MOBI) on November 4, 2014. The free online content will be released in 2 stages- half on November 4, and half on December 2. Featuring new fiction by Maria Dahvana Headley, Kat Howard, Max Gladstone, Amelia Beamer, Ken Liu, and Christopher Barzak, classic fiction by Jay Lake, essays by Sarah Kuhn, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Christopher J Garcia, plus a Worldcon Roundtable featuring Emma England, Michael Lee, Helen Montgomery, Steven H Silver, and Pablo Vazquez, poetry by Neil Gaiman, Amal El-Mohtar, and Sonya Taaffe, interviews with Maria Dahvana Headley, Deborah Stanish, Beth Meacham on Jay Lake, and Christopher Barzak, and a cover by Galen Dara.

Uncanny Magazine Issue Two

January/February 2015


Author: Hao Jingfang,Sam J. Miller,Ann Leckie,Richard Bowes,Amal El-Mohtar,Sunny Moraine

Publisher: Uncanny Magazine


Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 6322

The January/February 2015 issue of Uncanny Magazine. Featuring new fiction by Hao Jingfang (translated by Ken Liu), Sam J. Miller, Amal El-Mohtar, Richard Bowes, and Sunny Moraine, classic fiction by Ann Leckie, essays by Jim C. Hines, Erika McGillivray, Michi Trota, and Keidra Chaney, poetry by Isabel Yap, Mari Ness, and Rose Lemberg, interviews with Hao Jingfang (translated by Ken Liu) and Ann Leckie, by Deborah Stanish, a cover by Julie Dillon, and an editoral by Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas.