AUG 14

International Conference: The Uncanny in Language, Literature and Culture

   

Conference CFP

  

 

When:

  14 Aug 2021 through 15 Aug 2021

CFP Deadline:

  10 Jun 2021

Where:

  Online Event

Website URL:

  https://uncanny.lcir.co.uk/

Sponsoring organization:

  London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

Categories:

  Arts & Humanities > Languages/Literature

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Event description:

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 (Kreilkamp). The perturbed relationship between the characters and their familiar world, the troubled sense of home and self-certainty is a result of a traumatic experience of loss. In the new literary and artistic discourse authors tend to depict the new human being, “psychologically deep and multi-layered, fragmentary, floating on sensation and consciousness, fed by their random thoughts and their half-conscious dream worlds” (Bradbury). The new style relies on fragments, breaks, ellipses and disrupted linearity of the narration. It serves to convey the idea of the fractured character of modern time and fragmentariness and allusiveness of subconscious thought. As “an externalization of consciousness”, the uncanny becomes a meta-concept for modernity with its disintegration of time, space and self. The conference aims to bring together scholars from different fields. We invite proposals from psychology, sociology, anthropology, literature, linguistics, etc. Paper proposals up to 250 words should be sent by 10 June 2021 to: [email protected] Download paper proposal form. Registration fee – 90 GBP

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13 April 2021
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