Journals Higher Education



Published: 13 February 2003

352 Pages

9.21 x 6.14 inches

ISBN: 9780719055614

Bookseller Code (01)


The uncanny

An introduction

Nicholas Royal

Published by Manchester University Press

  • The uncanny is 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.
  • 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, deja-vu, 'silence, solitude and darkness', the fear of being buried alive, doubles, ghosts, cannabilism, telepathy and madness, as well as more 'applied' readings concerned, for example, with teaching, politics, film, and religion.