The Uncanny in A Burnt‐Out Case: Dialogising Psychology and Literature

5th Internatıonal Conference On Interdisciplinarity In Education ICIE’10


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N. Birlik, “The Uncanny in A Burnt‐Out Case: Dialogising Psychology and Literature,” presented at the 5th Internatıonal Conference On Interdisciplinarity In Education ICIE’10, Tallinn, Estonya, 2010, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: