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A guide to dark visibilities

Gothic as a genre has become more amorphous and difficult to contain. This book brings together for the first time many of the multifarious visual motifs and media associated with Gothic together with areas that have never received serious study or mention in this regard before. It draws attention to an array of dark artefacts such as Goth and Gothic jewellery, dolls, posters and food, which, though part of popular mass marketing, have often been marginalised and largely omitted from the mainstream of Gothic Studies publishing. The book moves from the earliest Gothic architecture to décor and visual aspects of theatrical design, masquerade and dance. It focuses on paintings in two historical spans from Jan Van Eyck to Henry Fuseli and from Goya to H. R. Giger to consider Clovis Trouille's works influenced by horror films and Vincent Castiglia's paintings in blood. Gothic engravings, motifs of spectral portraits, posters and signs are covered. The book then uses early visual devices like Eidophusikon and the long-lived entertainment of peepshows to introduce a discussion of projection technologies like magic lanterns and, subsequently, film and TV. Gothic photography from Daguerreotypes onwards; and Gothic font, scripts and calligraphy are then discussed. Finally, the book presents a survey of the development of newer Gothic media, such as video gaming, virtual reality (VR) games and survival horror apps.

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David Annwn Jones

followed. Starting with coverage in Marie Claire and other, smaller magazines, Goth fashion finally emerged onto the international stage as acknowledged by Laura Craik writing in The Times in 2012 and also evident from the retrospective Alexander McQueen exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2015 (Craik, 2012 : 6). 8.2 Gothic jewellery It is often supposed that

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David Annwn Jones

, Gothic jewellery, ephemera such as posters and Frankenstein toys with ‘Gothic’ used to signify artistic and literary movements of the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries? Do such artefacts and events in fact degrade, distort or blur Gothic traditions? In 2014 , I asked Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes of the Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies whether he interpreted events such as rock performances and dance previously marginalised

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Towards a globalised notion of vampire identity
Aspasia Stephanou

group, Artemis Mortis Lux, offers affiliation through the purchase of their book Vampirus Draco Nocturnus: Vampiric Path. The Russian resource site Vampirizm.ru mainly advertises vampire balls, events and video games, while the Armenian website RealVampires offers an online ‘vampshop’ which sells vampire T-shirts, bags and gothic jewellery. Although these countries do not offer the same wealth of

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