112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

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The Uncanny Le Fanu, or Interpretation and the Return of the Repressed: In a Glass Darkly

Kevin Swafford, Bradley University

Fraught with guilt and obsessive fears in which the realities of social, cultural, and political history inscribe themselves in, and determine the grounds of, subjective and inter-subjective experience, Le Fanu’s stories in In a Glass Darkly may be read as so many symbolic actions that work through a political unconscious in which the social-historical traumas of the past return to haunt the present.