Can the Uncanny Be Represented?

American Journal of Semiotics 23 (1/4):97-121 (2007)

If the uncanny is something one cannot quite come to terms with in the first place, can the uncanny really be represented? There is clearly in the act itselfsomething quite against the grain of referentiality. What in other words is the point of saying that which cannot very well be said in explicit terms? And how do we account for an increase in modern times of efforts to perform what at first look seems infeasible? It also remains to be seen how the Chinese uncanny is represented with the help of a seemingly inane rhetorical tour de force in which the uncanny is confirmed as being historically true despite everything else in the story that points in the opposite direction
Keywords Contemporary Philosophy  Language and Literature  Semiotics
Categories No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
ISBN(s) 0277-7126
DOI 10.5840/ajs2007231/49
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 46,330
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles


Added to PP index

Total views
19 ( #483,877 of 2,285,998 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
6 ( #196,884 of 2,285,998 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes

Sign in to use this feature