Daily Archives: October 16, 2015

Another Automaton/ Assignments (HUM220/ HUM303)

“When you break his rules your worst nightmare will come to life.”

Here’s another iteration of the automaton figure which seems to produce such an uncanny effect. Recall, dear gothicists (?), that Freud argues contra Jentsch that it is the act of blinding that exerts real psychological power in ETA Hoffmann’s “The Sandman” rather than the clockwork debutante Olympia.

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