Hey Paul :)okay - some related terms re. dissertation:the uncanny and cognitive dissonancethe uncanny and 'aporia'the uncanny as an 'undecidable' - 'undecidables' are beloved of deconstruction (Jacques Derrida) because 'undecidables' reveal the existence of 'binary oppositions'The uncanny and Lacan (the mirror stage, the Other).The uncanny as tracked through mirror and portrait superstition; it would be a valuable addition in terms of tracking the prevalence of the uncanny to examine superstitions clustering around representation in different cultures; for example, the '7 years bad luck' and 'never hang a portrait upside down' - all relate to fears around the power of the double.The conscious uncanny in art - another chapter, perhaps? Uncanny filmmakers - Hitchcock (Vertigo), Kubrick (The Shining). Photographers - Gregory Crewdson, Deborah Mesa-Pelly, Anna Gaskell; Painters - Rene Magritte (and the surrealists more generally).
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