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Rethinking the Uncanny in Hoffmann and Tieck


Marc Falkenberg

Contents: Freud’s «Uncanny» Re-evaluated – E.T.A. Hoffmann’s «Der Sandmann» - a Story of Persecution Told by a Persecuted Narrator – Clues Confirming the Existence of the Sandman – Nathanael’s Precarious Position as a Writer – Ludwig Tieck’s «Der blonde Eckbert» - the Uncanniness of Indifferent Fate – Paranoiac Structures of Perception in «Eckbert».