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Aug
12

“The Uncanny in Language, Literature and Culture” International Conference

 
 Conference CFP

When:

  12 Aug 2023 through 13 Aug 2023

CFP Deadline:

  05 Jun 2023

Where:

  London/Online, United Kingdom

Website URL:

  https://uncanny.lcir.co.uk

Sponsoring organization:

  London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

Categories:

  Social Sciences - Psychology

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Event description:

The twentieth-century literature and culture tended to explore and to celebrate subjectivity. But this tendency did not mean the turn to the self, but beyond the self, or as Charles Taylor puts it, “to a fragmentation of experience which calls our ordinary notions of identity into question”. In his attempts to define the uncanny Freud asserted that it is undoubtedly related to what is frightening – to what arouses dread and horror. It may be something domestic but at the same time unfriendly, dangerous, something that sets the sense of insecurity within the four walls of one’s house. “Persons, things, sense-impressions, experiences and situations which are known and long familiar arouse in us the feeling of danger, fear and even horror. Everyday objects may suddenly lose their familiar side, and become messengers”. The uncanny suggests an unsettling of the feeling of comfort and reassurance in one’s home, but also in oneself. Architecture takes the place of psychology (Kreilk... Read more

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