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The Besieged Ego: Doppelgangers and Split Identity Onscreen

Caroline Ruddell


The Besieged Ego: Doppelgangers and Split Identity Onscreen critically appraises the representation, or mediation, of identity in film and television through a thorough analysis of doppelgangers and split or fragmentary characters. The prevalence of non-autonomous characters in a wide variety of onscreen examples calls into question the very concept of a unified, knowable identity. The form of the double, and cinematic modes and rhetorics used to denote fragmentary identity, is addressed in the book through a detailed analysis of texts drawn from a range of industrial, historical and cultural ... More

Keywords: doppelganger, doubles, psychoanalysis, identity, film

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780748692026
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692026.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Caroline Ruddell, author
St. Mary's University College