Spirits on the Air: Ghosts, Sound and the Radio

Hand, Richard J. (2017) Spirits on the Air: Ghosts, Sound and the Radio. In: The Routledge Handbook to the Ghost Story. Routledge, London. ISBN 9781138184763

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Abstract

The invisibility of sound and its ability to play with our imaginations can make it seem profoundly uncanny. Radio has exploited the eerie potential of sound to the fullest and throughout its history the uncanny has been a recurrently popular generic choice. There have been numerous types of ghosts in radio plays, ranging from vengeful revenants, playfully comic phantoms to spectres ultimately revealed as flesh and blood villains. At their best, ghost narratives on radio can fully immerse listeners into terrifying stories, locations and experiences.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: ghost,uncanny,radio,audio,drama
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Art, Media and American Studies
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Film, Television and Media
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2017 02:44
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2020 00:11
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/62194
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