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    Something tremendous, something elemental: on the ghostly origins of psychoanalysis

    Luckhurst, Roger (1999) Something tremendous, something elemental: on the ghostly origins of psychoanalysis. In: Buse, P. and Stott, A. (eds.) Ghosts: Deconstruction, Psychoanalysis, History. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 50-71. ISBN 9780230374812.

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    Book synopsis: Did you know that the father of psychoanalysis believed in ghosts, or that Frederick Engels attended seances? Ghosts: Deconstruction, Psychoanalysis, History is the first collection of theoretical essays to evaluate these facts and consider the importance of the metaphor of haunting as it has appeared in literature, culture, and philosophy. Haunting is considered as both a literal and figurative term that encapsulates social anxieties and concerns. The collection includes discussions of nineteenth-century spiritualism, gothic and postcolonial ghost stories, and popular film, with essays on important theoretical writers including Freud, Derrida, Adorno, and Walter Benjamin.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: School of Arts > English, Theatre and Creative Writing
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2018 14:47
    Last Modified: 28 Jul 2020 09:45
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/23086

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