Über den Autor
Mar a del Pilar Blanco is University Lecturer in Spanish American Literature and Fellow of Trinity College, University of Oxford. She is the author of Ghost-Watching American Modernity: Haunting, Landscape, and the Hemispheric Imagination (2012). Esther Peeren is Assistant Professor in Literary Studies at the University of Amsterdam. She has published articles on Mikhail Bakhtin, queer television, translation theory and the chronotopic dimension of diaspora. Her first book, entitled Intersubjectivities and Popular Culture: Bakhtin and Beyond appeared in 2007 with Stanford University Press and she also co-edited a collection of essays entitled The Shock of the Other: Situating Alterities (2007). Currently, she is developing a project on spectrality in contemporary literature, television and film.
Acknowledgments Permissions Mar a del Pilar Blanco and Esther Peeren, Introduction: Conceptualizing Spectralities I. The Spectral Turn Mar a del Pilar Blanco and Esther Peeren, The Spectral Turn / Introduction Jacques Derrida and Bernard Stiegler, Spectrographies Colin Davis, tat Pr sent: Hauntology, Spectres and Phantoms Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock, from Introduction: The Spectral Turn Julian Wolfreys, Preface: On Textual Haunting Roger Luckhurst, from The Contemporary London Gothic and the Limits of the "Spectral Turn" II. Spectropolitics: Ghosts of the Global Contemporary Mar a del Pilar Blanco and Esther Peeren, Spectropolitics: Ghosts of the Global Contemporary / Introduction Avery F. Gordon, from her shape and his hand Achille Mbembe, from Life, Sovereignty, and Terror in the Fiction of Amos Tutuola Arjun Appadurai, Spectral Housing and Urban Cleansing: Notes on Millennial Mumbai Peter Hitchcock, from ( ) of Ghosts III. The Ghost in the Machine: Spectral Media Mar a del Pilar Blanco and Esther Peeren, The Ghost in the Machine: Spectral Media / Introduction Tom Gunning, To Scan a Ghost: The Ontology of Mediated Vision Jeffrey Sconce, from Introduction to Haunted Media Akira Mizuta Lippit, from Modes of Avisuality: Psychoanalysis - X-ray - Cinema David Toop, from Chair creaks, but no one sits there Allen S. Weiss, Preface: Radio Phantasms, Phantasmic Radio IV. Spectral Subjectivities: Gender, Sexuality, and Race Mar a del Pilar Blanco and Esther Peeren, Spectral Subjectivities: Gender, Sexuality, and Race / Introduction Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, from Ghostwriting Carla Freccero, Queer Spectrality: Haunting the Past Sharon Patricia Holland, from Introduction: Raising the Dead Ren e L. Bergland, from Indian Ghosts and American Subjects V. Possessions: Spectral Places Mar a del Pilar Blanco and Esther Peeren, Possessions: Spectral Places / Introduction Anthony Vidler, Buried Alive Ulrich Baer, To Give Memory a Place: Contemporary Holocaust Photography and the Landscape Tradition David Matless, A Geography of Ghosts: The Spectral Landscapes of Mary Butts Giorgio Agamben, On the Uses and Disadvantages of Living among Specters VI. Haunted Historiographies Mar a del Pilar Blanco and Esther Peeren, Haunted Historiographies / Introduction Judith Richardson, A History of Unrest Jesse Alem n, The Other Country: Mexico, the United States, and the Gothic History of Conquest Alexander Nemerov, Seeing Ghosts: The Turn of the Screw and Art History Index
Examines ghosts and hauntings in contemporary cultural theory.
The first text to plot the fascinating interdisciplinary history of how haunting, as a mode of analysis and interpretation, has evolved since the early 1990s.