The Uncanny


Author: Nicholas Royle

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719055614

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 340

View: 1997

This is the first book-length study of the uncanny, an important topic for contemporary thinking on literature, film, philosophy, psychoanalysis, feminism and queer history. Much of this importance can be traced back to Freud’s extraordinary essay of 1919, ‘The Uncanny’ (Das Unheimliche).As a ghostly feeling and concept, however, the uncanny has a complex history going back to at least the Enlightenment. Royle offers a detailed 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 literature, teaching, psychoanalysis, deconstruction, film, the death drive, déjà vu, silence, solitude and darkness, the fear of being buried alive, the double, ghosts, cannibalism, telepathy, madness and religion.

The Uncanny


Author: Sigmund Freud

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141930500

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 240

View: 7309

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.

Rethinking the Uncanny in Hoffmann and Tieck


Author: Marc Falkenberg

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039102846

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 258

View: 3989

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."

Discussing the 'uncanny' from Sigmund Freud's Essay "Uncanny" in Relation to Surrealism


Author: Nadine Beck

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638790533


Page: 32

View: 851

Essay from the year 2005 in the subject Art - Art Theory, General, grade: 59 out of 80, University of Essex, 11 entries in the bibliography, language: English, comment: This is an examination about sigmund freud's theory of the "uncanny" and how the surrealists used it for their works. Double spaced, abstract: In 1919, the inventor of the psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, published his psychological essay on the "Uncanny." He did not know that he gave the still young Surrealist movement a welcome scientific base for their subversive, new way of art. Although the "Uncanny" is only one of many means surrealism is playing with, the relation to Freud and its theories is close and essential to the movements artists. It is a key that is required to reveal the secrets of their sometimes not easily decipherable works, be it photos, sculptures or paintings. The surrealist movement saw Freud's exploration of the "unconscious" as their legitimating of the view of the world, as for them, the reality was nothing but a fake idea whereas dreams and the unconscious state of mind inhabited the true world. I shall depict the phenomenon of the "Uncanny" and how the surrealists used it for their purposes in this essay. Therefore, I consider it necessary to depict Freud's psychological explanation of the "Uncanny" in full length. While comparing his essay to the works of the surrealist group, it will become clear that there is hardly any detail of the examples for the "Uncanny" given by it that is not transferred into a piece of art. However, did it mean the same to all artists? How about the observer of the works? According to the fact that Freud's "Uncanny" is psychologically related to women, and undoubtedly women play the major part in the surrealist's works, too, how did surrealist women see it? If women are the personification of the "Uncanny," what was the "Uncanny" for the uncanny then? There are a few surrealist women who contributed with their works to the answer of t

The Uncanny


Author: Andrew Klavan

Publisher: Island Books

ISBN: 9780307791221

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 8068

Andrew Klavan reinvents the classic ghost story with this literary X-Files, a breathtaking blend of Hollywood-style excitement and literary tour de force. Richard Storm is a Hollywood producer who has reached the top of his profession making horror movies based on classic English ghost stories. Now, with his life beginning to unravel, he flees to England on a desperate quest: to find evidence that the great old stories bear an element of truth, that the human spirit lives on after death, that in this all-too-material world there still may be reason to have faith. But his search uncovers more than he bargained for: Sophia Endering, a mysterious damsel in distress who may just be the last love of Storm's life; Harper Albright, an eccentric pipe-smoking old woman whose researches into the paranormal mask an obsessive hunt for a malevolent killer; and the man known as Saint Iago, a seemingly immortal villain who makes a night with a vampire look like a walk in the park. Richard Storm's nightmares are about to step down off the screen into real life. And Storm is about to begin a journey through his deepest passions and his darkest fears, to a romance that could last forever, and a secret a thousand years old-down a trail formed by the classic ghost stories themselves-into the very heart of the uncanny. From the Hardcover edition.

Uncanny Inhumans 2


Author: Charles Soule

Publisher: Marvel Entertainment

ISBN: 3736728549


Page: N.A

View: 6370

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: 578

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: 614

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



Author: Paul Jennings

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780141301754

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 140

View: 4549

Can your dog fly? Could a tattoo run away? Whats it like inside a dead whale? 10 yrs+

The Uncanny Valley Hypothesis and beyond


Author: Marcus Cheetham

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

ISBN: 2889454436


Page: N.A

View: 6650

A field of theory and research is evolving around the question highlighted in the Uncanny Valley Hypothesis: How does high realism in anthropomorphic design influence human experience and behaviour? The Uncanny Valley Hypothesis posits that a very humanlike character or object (e.g., robot, prosthetic limb, doll) can evoke a negative affective (i.e., uncanny) state. Recent advances in robotic and computer-graphic technologies in simulating aspects of human appearance, behaviour and interaction have been accompanied, therefore, by theorising and research on the meaning and relevance of the Uncanny Valley Hypothesis for anthropomorphic design. Current understanding of the "uncanny" idea is still fragmentary and further original research is needed. However, the emerging picture indicates that the relationship between humanlike realism and subjective experience and behaviour may not be as straightforward as the Uncanny Valley Hypothesis suggests. This Research Topic brings together researchers from traditionally separate domains (including robotics, computer graphics, cognitive science, psychology and neuroscience) to provide a snapshot of current work in this field. A diversity of issues and questions are addressed in contributions that include original research, review, theory, and opinion papers.

Uncanny X-Men 1

Magnetos Rache


Author: Cullen Bunn

Publisher: Marvel Entertainment

ISBN: 3736728328

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: N.A

View: 516

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: 5002

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: 8080

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.

Uncanny Valley

Adventures in the Narrative


Author: Lawrence Weschler

Publisher: Counterpoint

ISBN: 1619020513

Category: Art

Page: 272

View: 4888

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.

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: 4321

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: 3252

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: 4399

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.



Author: Onyx Pen Drygon

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781452038445

Category: Fiction

Page: 76

View: 5057

This book reflects Onyx's many deep, intimate and personal thoughts and is definitely not a book for the weak at heart! Each poem is filled with passion and clearly invites the reader to take a glance at his thoughts, without compromising one's own interpretation. It is very suggestive, compelling and refreshingly explicit. An open-mind and parental discretion is advised.

Der Uncanny-Valley-Effekt bei Animationsfilmen


Author: Laura Stein

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656732337

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 103

View: 6919

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.