House Without a Ceiling: Uncanny places in the works of Can Xue

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In the works of Can Xue, houses and buildings act as the outer shell of the fragile self. Her depiction of these uncanny places of inhabitance questions the rationalist notion of an objective border between self and surroundings, paving the way for a subjective and phenomenological approach to reality.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jun
EventTraveling Text/Image/Media: The Association of Chinese and Comparative Literature Conference - Fudan University, Shanghai, China
Duration: 2015 Jun 182015 Jun 20


ConferenceTraveling Text/Image/Media
Abbreviated titleACCL Conference 2015
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Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Languages and Literature
  • Specific Literatures


  • Can Xue
  • the uncanny
  • phenomenology of place
  • Chinese literature


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