Debating Goth in a Castle: A Dispatch From the Gothic: Culture, Subculture, Counterculture Conference

You can argue that intellectualization of any music subculture signals its death knell, but for a genre that prides itself upon already being dead, goth seems particularly desirous of an academic evisceration. Last weekend’s Gothic: Culture, Subculture, Counterculture conference in London did just that, with nearly 70 papers presented by PhD students, professors, journalists and independent scholars on the Gothic literary genre, Gothic architecture, and goth subculture. While the classic blood and guts were all discussed, True Blood, Twilight, and […]

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