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Author Masschelein, Anneleen, 1971-

Title The unconcept : the Freudian uncanny in late-twentieth-century theory / Anneleen Masschelein
Published Albany : State University of New York Press, [2011]
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Description x, 229 pages ; 24 cm
Series SUNY series, insinuations : philosophy, psychoanalysis, literature
SUNY series, insinuations.
Contents Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Introduction -- 1.1.A Genealogy of the Uncanny -- 1.2.Different Stages in the Conceptualization of the Uncanny -- 1.3.The Uncanny as Unconcept -- 1.4.A Functionalist-Discursive Perspective -- 1.5.(Re)Constructing a Map of Conceptualizations -- ch. 2 The Position of the Uncanny in Freud's Oeuvre -- 2.1.Follow the Index? -- 2.2.The Uncanny as a Symptom in Daily life and Pathology -- 2.3.From Compulsion to Taboo: The Surmounted Phylogenetic Origin of the Uncanny -- 2.4.The Uncanny and Theoretical Revisions -- 2.5.The Uncanny and Anxiety -- I -- 2.6.The Uncanny: A Psychoanalytic Concept? -- ch. 3 Preliminaries to Concept Formation -- 3.1.Further Explorations of the Uncanny -- 3.2.The Uncanny and Anxiety -- II -- 3.3.The Uncanny and Genre Studies -- 3.4.The Uncanny as Aesthetic Category: Toward a Theory of the Uncanny -- ch. 4 Tying the Knot: The Conceptualization of the Uncanny -- 4.1.An Era of Transcontinental Conceptualizations -- 4.2.Two Poetics: Todorov and Cixous -- 4.3.Poetical Structuralism: Todorov's The Fantastic -- 4.3.1.The Uncanny and the Fantastic -- 4.3.2.The Fantastic and Psychoanalysis -- 4.3.3.Birth and Death of the Fantastic -- 4.3.4.Transformations of the Fantastic -- 4.4.Chasing Freud's Chase: Cixous's "Fiction and its Phantoms" -- 4.4.1."The Uncanny" as Missing Link -- 4.4.2."Fiction and its Phantoms" as Quest in the Labyrinth -- 4.4.3.Pull the Strings -- 4.4.4.Cixous and Derrida: The Uncanny as a Theory of Fiction -- ch. 5 The Uncanny: A Late Twentieth-Century Concept -- 5.1.The Canonization of the Uncanny -- 5.2.A Tradition of Rereadings of "The Uncanny" -- 5.3.The Dissemination of the Uncanny -- 5.3.1.The Postromantic/Aesthetic Tradition -- 5.3.2.The Unhomely and Existential and Political Alienation -- 5.3.3.Hauntology -- 5.4.The Uncanny and Contemporary Culture -- ch. 6 Concluding Remarks
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Aesthetics, Modern -- 20th century.
Fantastic, The.
Uncanny, The (Psychoanalysis)
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010032050
ISBN 1438435533 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9781438435534 (hardcover : alk. paper)