Editor’s Introduction


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This issue takes ‘re-imagining the Gothic’ for its theme: stepping beyond the journal’s usual focus on literature and film into music, photography, and religious painting.

Lucy Winnington’s essay discusses the ‘haunted land’ in the photography of New Zealand, marking the journal’s first submission on NZ Gothic.

Laurie Ringer’s article “With Teeth” takes a Deleuzian reading of A L Kennedy alongside paintings of the martyred St. Apollonia.

Debra Van Tuyll and Carl Purdy’s piece (our first collaborative essay here at Dark Arts) looks for the uncanny in Irish folk music.

Finally, Will Connor explores experimental Gothic music and performance.

As always, this issue couldn’t have happened without the help of our reviewers and advisors, who give the journal the ‘bite’ of rigorous scholarship.