Amy Winehouse: Back to Black and the Gothic

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Title Amy Winehouse: Back to Black and the Gothic
 
Creator Sledmere, Adrian Howard
 
Subject Music; cultural studies; psychogeography; Gothic sudies; English literary studies
Amy Winehouse, psychogeography, Gothic, Romanticism
 
Description This article considers Amy Winehouse through the lens of the Female Gothic. With a specific focus on her song “Back to Black” (2007) and its accompanying video, an attempt is made to Gothicize the artist: to delineate an identity forged out of a variety of personalities and metaphors drawn from the Gothic. The various themes and tropes which emerge from this genre speak to a sense of continuity in terms of the structural constraints and anxieties that women face in society. To deploy the Gothic in relation to Amy Winehouse aims to give voice to gender related issues of power and autonomy. As part of the discussion I will foreground the significance of place in relation to both her narrative and music, by embracing a psychogeographic approach. This is to exploit a natural connection between Psychogeography and the Gothic by considering the possibility of darker currents and resonances via a relationship with the uncanny which they both share.
 
Publisher IASPM - International Association for the Study of Popular Music
 
Contributor
 
Date 2018-08-20
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
critical theory; textual analysis; interviews; historical enquiry
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://iaspmjournal.net/index.php/IASPM_Journal/article/view/844
 
Source IASPM@Journal; Vol 8, No 1 (2018): Gender Politics in the Music Industry; 117-135
2079-3871
 
Language eng
 
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Coverage Central Europe
18th/19th/20th/21st century

 
Rights Copyright (c) 2018 IASPM@Journal
 

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