Mar. 22nd, 2013

Dissonance

Mar. 22nd, 2013 10:49 am
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It is almost impossible for me to read about the music of "The Wicker Man" while listening to New Orleans jazz. I had noticed the same dissonance while trying to read a British ghost story which was heavy on atmosphere.
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_Haunting Experiences: Ghosts in Contemporary Folklore_
by Diane E. Goldstein, Sylvia Ann Grider, and Jeannie Banks Thomas (Utah State University Press, 2007)

This was a fascinating collection of articles exploring the intersection of folklore and media studies, specifically, folklore narratives about ghosts and mass media. There is a lack of academic writing concerned with this intersection, and the explanation for this was one of the parts which I found most intriguing in this book:
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