I haven't quite decided what image, film or object I'll be using for my essay yet. However this image came to mind when I was trying to think of what I could use that did involve something uncanny. I hope that I have got this right and that the use of the balloon could be uncanny. I also found out, which is rather strange is the hospital this book is set, is actualy called Heimlich Hospital.
To help me get a better understanding of the uncanny and it's meaning I've been looking at
The Uncanny: An Introduction by Nicholas Royle
The Uncanny by Sigmund Freud, David McLintock, Hugh Haughton
Out of both book, I'm finding that The Uncanny: An Introduction makes things easier. It also talks about the word that Phil used in the lecture, unheimlich. Unhomelyness, or
'It can consist in a sense of homeliness uprooted...'