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Uncanny Modernity

Cultural Theories, Modern Anxieties

  • Jo Collins
  • John Jervis
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About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

culture fiction memory psychology

Editors and affiliations

  • Jo Collins
    • 1
  • John Jervis
    • 1
  1. 1.University of KentUK

About the editors

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 University of Chicago, USA ROGER LUCKHURST Senior Lecturer in English at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK DAVID PUNTER Professor of English Literature at the University of Bristol, UK MICHAEL SALER Professor of History at the University of California (Davis), USA ROY SELLARS Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Southern Denmark, Kolding JULIAN WOLFREYS Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Loughborough, UK

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