Ball, S. K. V. M. (2006).
The uncanny in Japanese and American horror film: Hideo Nakata's Ringu and Gore Verbinski's Ring. Unpublished thesis master's, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.
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Aural uncanniness is equated to unfamiliarity through (often slight) distortion of familiar sounds.
Burroughs, E. R. (2008).
The beasts of Tarzan. Project Gutenberg.
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"Presently there came an interruption. Some one was approaching the hut. Sheeta gave a low growl and slunk into the blackness of a far corner. Evidently the visitor did not hear the warning sound, for almost immediately he entered the hut—a tall, naked, savage warrior.
He came to Tarzan's side and pricked him with a spear. From the lips of the ape-man came a weird, uncanny sound, and in answer to it there leaped from the blackness of the hut's farthermost corner a bolt of fur-clad death. Full upon the breast of the painted savage the great beast struck, burying sharp talons in the black flesh and sinking great yellow fangs in the ebon throat."
"From the dense jungles upon either side came the weird night cries of the carnivora—the maniacal voice of the hyena, the coughing grunt of the panther, the deep and awful roar of the lion. And with them strange, uncanny notes that the girl could not ascribe to any particular night prowler—more terrible because of their mystery."
"He was afraid of the jungle; uncanny noises that were indeed frightful came forth from its recesses—the tangled mazes of the mysterious country back of the beach."
Heeter, C. (1992).
Being there: The subjective experience of presence. Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, 1(2), 262–271.
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Familiarity and experience with the virtual world might increase the sense of presence. Conversely (Heeter does not note the contradiction), familiarity breeds contempt as expectations rise and previously adequate presence experiences later suffer in light of new technological capability. cf Uncanny Wall (Tinwell, Grimshaw, & Williams, 2011).
Heidegger, M. (1962).
Being and time J. Macquarrie & E. Robinson, Trans. Oxford: Blackwell.
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"As we have said earlier, a state-of-mind makes manifest 'how one is'. In anxiety one feels '
uncanny'. [...] "as Dasien falls, anxiety brings it back from its absorption in the 'world'. Everyday familiarity collapses."
Szabó Gendler, T. (2010).
Intuition, imagination, & philosophical methodology. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
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Re imaginative resistance: "The Impossibility Hypothesis traces the failure to a problem with the
fictional world. It says essentially: we are unable to follow the author's lead because the world she has tried to make fictional is impossible. My alternative proposal traces it to a problem with our relations to the actual world. It says essentially: we are unwilling to follow the author's lead because in trying to make that world fictional, she is providing us with a way of looking at this world that we prefer to not to embrace."