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The uncanny (2)

  1. 1. Canny=known<br />
  2. 2. The Uncanny<br />Mandy Kompanowski Sam Smelter Alexa Cussick<br />
  3. 3. WHAT IS “UNCANNY” ?<br />
  4. 4. According to Freud’s TheUncanny…<br />“Belongs to all that is terrible- to all that arouses dread and creeping horror… the word is not always used in a clearly definable sense, so that it tends to coincide with whatever excites dread”<br />Ghosts<br />Déjà Vu<br />Death Drive<br />Madness<br />Telepathy<br />Darkness<br />Strangelyfamiliar<br />
  5. 5. Quote from Freud’s The Uncanny<br />Either we can find out what meaning has come to be attached to the word “uncanny” in the course of its history; or we can collect all those properties of persons, things, sensations, experiences and situations which arouse in us the feeling of uncanniness, and then infer the unknown nature of the uncanny from what they all have in common. I will say at once that both courses lead to the same result: the “uncanny” is that class of the terrifying which leads back to something long known to us, once very familiar.<br />
  6. 6. History<br />Ernst Jentsch<br />1906 in an Essay Psychology of the Uncanny<br />Intellectual uncertainty<br />Sigmund Freud<br />1919 essay<br />Coincidental repetition <br />Familiar but not at the same time<br />
  7. 7. It is familiar because it is repressed in our unconscious or the id. It is unfamiliar because we are repressing it. <br />Ex: abused as a child, then when something that happens in present life triggers the memory<br />In Tangled, Rapunzel sees herself as a baby in a mosaic, it seems familiar to her, but she can not put her thumb on it, as where she has seen it before.<br />
  8. 8. How This is Seen in Literature<br />It has been used as a literary device for years<br />It is used to create an atmosphere of uncertainty for the readers while reading the story. <br />Sand-man by E. T. Hoffman<br />1816<br />Character is constantly trying to repress his thoughts of his childhood experience by Coppelius. <br />Familiar yet unfamiliar events remind him of the horrible experience and result in driving him to his death<br />
  9. 9. Overview<br />The uncanny is hard to define<br />It triggers the cognitive dissonance, meaning you are attracted yet disgusted at the same time<br />It results in one rejecting instead of trying to find out what the unfamiliar situation is from<br />Most people try to give examples instead of a exact definition like on the first slide <br /> déjà vu and reoccurring themes that trigger our desires and fears. <br />
  10. 10. Uncanny Illustrations<br />David Benjamin Sherry<br />
  11. 11. Devin McGrath<br />
  12. 12. Victor Castillo <br />
  13. 13. Todd Schorr: American Surreal<br /><br />Familiar faces: Looney Tunes, Mickey Mouse, Poppey, Tony the Tiger<br />Familiar faces that normally remind us of our happy childhoods, but not in this movie; an unfamiliar setting.<br />
  14. 14. Works Cited<br /><br /><br /><br />
  15. 15. The End<br />