Isabella van Elferen works at Kingston University London, where she is Professor of Music and Director of Research for the School of Performance and Screen Studies. She is Division Head of Visual and Performance Arts and Audiences for the International Association of the Fantastic in the Arts. Isabella’s research areas include film, TV, and videogame music; musical critical theory; Gothic, horror, SF and fantasy; and baroque sacred music. Her last book is Gothic Music: The Sounds of the Uncanny (2012), which won the Alan Lloyd Smith prize for best book in Gothic Criticism 2011-2013.

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