Exploring Fear and Freud's The Uncanny

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Fear is one of the oldest and most basic of human emotions. In this thesis, I will explore the topic of fear in relation to literature, both a staple of the horror genre as well as a device in literary works, as well as in my own writings. In addition, I will use Sigmund Freud's theory of the “uncanny” as a possible device to examine the complexities of fear and its effects both on the mind and body through the medium of literature, and, more specifically, where and how these notions are used within my own short stories. By exploring ... continued below

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Grizzle, Eric May 2007.

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Fear is one of the oldest and most basic of human emotions. In this thesis, I will explore the topic of fear in relation to literature, both a staple of the horror genre as well as a device in literary works, as well as in my own writings. In addition, I will use Sigmund Freud's theory of the “uncanny” as a possible device to examine the complexities of fear and its effects both on the mind and body through the medium of literature, and, more specifically, where and how these notions are used within my own short stories. By exploring how and why certain fears are generated, we may be able to better examine our own reactions in this regard.

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Grizzle, Eric. Exploring Fear and Freud's The Uncanny, thesis, May 2007; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc3666/: accessed March 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .