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Isabella van Elferen

Isabella van Elferen is Professor of Music, School Director of Research and Enterprise and Director of the Visconti Studio at Kingston University, UK. She is the author of Mystical Love in the German Baroque (2009), Gothic Music: The Sounds of the Uncanny (2012), Goth Music: From Sound to Subculture (with Jeffrey Weinstock, 2015), and editor of Nostalgia or Perversion? Gothic Rewriting from the Eighteenth Century until the Present Day (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Timbre : Paradox, Materialism, Vibrational Aesthetics

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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...As timbre lacks a clear and concise objective definition, most communication about the phenomenon takes the linguistic detour of subjectively coloured metaphors. Such timbral imagery and its relations to sonic, musical and extra-musical...

The Undead and the Uncanny

Christopher Partridge

Christopher Partridge is Professor of Religious Studies in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster University, UK. Recent publications include The Occult World (2014, ed.,), The Lyre of Orpheus: Popular Music, the Sacred and the Profane (2013), Dub in Babylon (2010), and Holy Terror: Understanding Religion and Violence in Popular Culture (2010, ed.,). He is co-editor of Bloomsbury Studies in Religion and Popular Music. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mortality and Music : Popular Music and the Awareness of Death

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...No tradition or sensibility has done more to inspire popular thanatology than the Gothic. From Horace Walpole’s 1764 novelette The Castle of Otranto through to Gothic rock, imaginations have been drawn to boundary-crossing themes...

Punks, Geeks, and Goths: Buffy the Vampire Slayer as a Study of Popular Music Demographics on American Commercial Television

Music, Sound, and Silence in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business, 2010

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...Joss Whedon, creator of the cult television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997- 2003), describes his show as “a pop culture blender” the aim of which is to “talk about everything.”Edward Gross, Vampires anã Slayers: Interviews with Joss...

Gothic Rock

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Gothic rock, or Goth, is a musical genre and an associated subcultural style that emerged as part of post-punk alternative and indie rock in the United Kingdom in the late 1970s. Its origins in cities such as Manchester in the north-west...