Revenant: Critical and Creative Studies of the Supernatural. Special Issue: CROSS-PLATFORM STUDIES OF SONIC AUDIO AND HORROR

Barrios-O'Neill, Danielle and Heholt, Ruth ORCID logoORCID: (2018) Revenant: Critical and Creative Studies of the Supernatural. Special Issue: CROSS-PLATFORM STUDIES OF SONIC AUDIO AND HORROR. [Journal]

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This special issue of Revenant is dedicated to reflection on the relationships between sound and fear, aurality and horror, the audio experience and the supernatural. The ‘cross-platform’ element of this issue describes the variety of linked and overlapping channels and interfaces through which performances of sound arrive to us now: on the radio, streaming on the internet, or in the cinema. Each of the essays and creative pieces here situates the phenomenon of performed sound within a medial landscape now defined by the crossing of boundaries, so that ‘cross-platform’ refers not just to boundaries between media platforms, but also to associated boundaries between digital and analogue, local, national and global. That liminal space between categories or territories, the borderlands of culture, is where much of horror takes place, because its essential feature is interfacing with the unknown. Looking at uses of sound across diverse media including audio fictions, podcasts and feature films, this issue delves into the consequences of our cultural and bodily relationship to the sonic arts: how sound has a seemingly limitless capacity to creates intimacy, and equally how it can evoke the weird and alien within our very selves. This issue poses new contexts for understanding the evolution of horror in relation to sound, casting ideas that are in some sense timeless—the origins of fear, the way we process reality, the limits of our bodies—in fresh and exciting ways, respective of new and emergent media technologies as well as the cutting edge of eco-philosophy, and drawing from a wide range of interdisciplinary approaches.

Item Type: Journal
ISSN: ISSN 2397-8791
Subjects: Communication > Media > Digital Media
Technology > Digital Works
Communication > Media
Music > Sound Art
Music > Sound Design
Courses by Department: The School of Writing & Journalism > English & Writing
Depositing User: Danielle Barrios-O'Neill
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2018 12:32
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2022 16:29


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