Welcome to the Uncanny Bodies Project.

This project revisits Sigmund Freud’s original articulation of ‘uncanny bodies’ in the light of new biomedical and technoscientific advances a century after it was published.

The project explores how the notion of the uncanny can contribute to the sociology of health and medicine, draws on social scientific research on biomedical technologies to update Freud’s original articulation, and brings academics and creative writers together to experiment with writing about biomedicine, uncanny bodies, and technology in different modes, both individually and collaboratively.

‘that class of the terrifying which leads back to something long known to us, once very familiar_ (Freud