Genre(s): Art and Music
Series: Gothic Literary Studies
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Gothic Music – The Sounds of the Uncanny traces sonic Gothic through history and genres from the eighteenth-century ghost story through the spooky soundtracks of cinema, television and video games to the dark music of the Goth subculture.
"Isabella van Elferen's book is original, witty, and provocative. Her approach is anything but reductive, as her epigraph--"Il y a plenty de hors-texte"--suggests. She considers music in a variety of media and her analyses are engaging and refreshingly jargon-free. This is a work that enters boldly into critical debate and is not afraid to speculate on broader philosophical issues. Van Elferen brings insights from the discipline of musicology into the field of gothic studies and, in doing so, very much enriches it."--Emma McEvoy, Westminster University
Introduction: ‘Baleful Sounds and Wild Voices Ignored’ 1. The Sound of Gothic Literature 2. Gothic Film Music: The Audiovisual Uncanny 3. Gothic Television Music: The Unhomely Home 4. Gothic Game Music: Hyperreality Haunted 5. Goth Music: Uncanny Embodied 6. The Unthinkable Sounds of the Uncanny