“The uncanny is not the opposite of the canny, …the familiar or homely. …The uncanny or unhomely negates the homely not from outside, not by returning from an elsewhere, but limits the homely from within. It leeches familiarity from the familiar.” – The uncanny ghosts or undead of history are not refugees from another place but are homeless in a more profound sense. …They give body …to a …displacement or out-of-jointness in the homely place where they appear. They …thus hold open or maintain a gap or limit within history, which …ensures the very contingency of history, that it will proceed unpredictably and cannot be manipulated from some other place apart. – Joan Copjec http://ift.tt/1OSFyJa


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