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Savage Science: Primitives, War Neurotics, and Freud's Uncanny Method
Freud's pronouncements about the "savage" in Totem and Taboo have been viewed at best as gorgeous nonsense and at worst as evidence of his underlying imperial and racist intent. Yet critics rarelyExpand
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1. Writing Travel
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Writing Travel: The Poetics and Politics of the Modern Journey
Interest in travel writing has grown rapidly within the disciplines of postcolonial and cultural studies; however, recent scholarship has failed to place travel writing within the larger literaryExpand
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Kafka's Travels: Exoticism, Colonialism, and the Traffic of Writing
Introduction: Kafka's Travels? Transcending the Exotic: Nostalgia, Exoticism, and Kafka's Early Travel Novel, Richard and Samuel The "America" Novel: Learning How to Get Lost Travelling at Home: TheExpand
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Kafka's Travels
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‘The Times in Which We Live’: Freud's The Uncanny, World War I, and the Trauma of Contagion
The effect of World War I on Freud is well known, yet its relation to The Uncanny (1919) remains mysterious. Although scholars have mentioned the war's atmospheric effect, I ask: What if the connec...
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Hermann Hesse's Colonial Uncanny: Robert Aghion, 1913
From early twentieth-century Orient enthusiasts to 1970s hippies to contemporary scholars, Hermann Hesse’s readers associate him with the “East” yet generally ignore his earliest writings on theExpand
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The Revenge of the Author: Paul Auster's Challenge to Theory
Abstract Edgar Allan Poe's legendary detective, Dupin, insisted that the good detective know how to read his criminal, how to decipher his “intellect” and “identify” with it (“The Purloined Letter”Expand
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Abenteuer in der Moderne
Epilogue Kafka’s Final Journey
The failed nostalgic journeys of Kafka’s protagonists—Karl Rossmann, Josef K., the Penal Colony officer, K. from The Castle— mirror Kafka’s own never-completed Utopian journeys, about which heExpand