Millennial Ghosts: Factual Representations of the Supernatural

Sayad, Cecilia (2016) Millennial Ghosts: Factual Representations of the Supernatural. In: Religious Studies Research Seminar Series, 2 November 2016, Canterbury, UK. (Unpublished) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Twenty first century cultural production increasingly presents supernatural themes as factual: from faux found-footage horror films to ghost hunting reality shows and websites compiling documentary footage of supposedly paranormal phenomena. This talk proposes that the seeming factual presentation of the supernatural requires that we redefine the ways in which the horror genre addresses real events and, by extension, our relationship with images.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Lecture)
Uncontrolled keywords: Horror film, ghost hunting reality show, documentary, supernatural, ghosts, genre
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PB Modern European Languages (inc film, TV and radio studies) > PB2994 Film Studies
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of Arts > Film
Depositing User: Cecilia Sayad
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2016 16:25 UTC
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2016 14:34 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/58591 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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