The Uncanny

Home Is Where The Heart Is – Part 1

Due to the current guidelines around social distancing, many of us have recently had to become more acquainted with our own homes. Our collective wish to spend more time at home may not be as trouble-free as was once thought. 

The Sandman

E.T.A. Hoffmann’s short story The Sandman (1816) has spooked and inspired many with its troubling tale of the folkloric Sandman who haunts the protagonist Nathaniel.  This blog post is about this well-known story that Freud references in his 1919 essay ‘The Uncanny’, looking at why it was such an apt and powerful inspiration for Freud […]