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Reha Erdem / Big Big World: “Crypt” + “Affect”


In this article, Reha Erdem’s film Big Big World is discussed in light of Abraham and Torok’s concepts of “crypt” and “hauntology” along with Deleuze and Guattari’s concept of “affect.” It is suggested that not only this film but also film in general is structured on mechanisms of haunting and that the film’s capacity of creating affect is dependent on the strong ties it establishes with hauntology.

Keywords: Crypt, affect, hauntology, postpsychoanalysis, deconstruction