M.R. James and the archaeological uncanny

@article{Moshenska2012MRJA,
  title={M.R. James and the archaeological uncanny},
  author={Gabriel Moshenska},
  journal={Antiquity},
  year={2012},
  volume={86},
  pages={1192 - 1201}
}
Does the curiosity of an archaeologist lead to encounters with forbidden things, inviting retribution? The learned antiquary M.R. James, writer of celebrated ghost stories, certainly thought so. In this vivid analysis, our author unearths the roots of James' impetus and compares it with that of his contemporary, Sigmund Freud. Of course, those days of paranormal terror are long gone, we are all rational now … or are we? 

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