Christopher Partridge is Professor of Religious Studies in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster University, UK. Recent publications include The Occult World (2014, ed.,), The Lyre of Orpheus: Popular Music, the Sacred and the Profane (2013), Dub in Babylon (2010), and Holy Terror: Understanding Religion and Violence in Popular Culture (2010, ed.,). He is co-editor of Bloomsbury Studies in Religion and Popular Music. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Mortality and Music: Popular Music and the Awareness of Death
Bloomsbury Academic, 2015
...No tradition or sensibility has done more to inspire popular thanatology than the Gothic. From Horace Walpole’s 1764 novelette The Castle of Otranto through to Gothic rock, imaginations have been drawn to boundary-crossing themes...
Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI: Genres: Europe
Bloomsbury Academic, 2017
...Gothic rock, or Goth, is a musical genre and an associated subcultural style that emerged as part of post-punk alternative and indie rock in the United Kingdom in the late 1970s. Its origins in cities such as Manchester in the north-west...
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