Dead souls: post-punk music as hauntological trigger

Lockwood, Dean (2010) Dead souls: post-punk music as hauntological trigger. In: Twenty-first century gothic. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 99-112. ISBN 9781443823890

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This chapter addresses the Gothic as a haunting, disruptive force in contemporary culture. Focusing on post-punk music, I discuss crises related to urban decay in the Britain - particularly the North - of the seventies. With reference to the work of bands such as Joy Division and Throbbing Gristle, I posit a Deleuzian Gothic which, in contrast to the more melancholic evocations of Derridean hauntology, practically enlivens the imagination through the fertilizing power of the virtual.

Keywords:post-punk music, Joy Division, Deleuze, the Gothic, hauntology
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V500 Philosophy
W Creative Arts and Design > W300 Music
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Film & Media > Lincoln School of Film & Media (Media)
ID Code:7969
Deposited On:09 Mar 2013 18:20

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