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Aural Atavism: The Witch's Tale and Gothic Horror Radio
Journal of Radio & Audio Media (2012)
  • Matthew Killmeier, University of Southern Maine
Abstract
This article offers a cultural historical interpretation of The Witch's Tale (1931–38), an early U.S. horror radio drama, and argues that the program's use of the Gothic genre unified its content and form. Its plays emphasized temporality to highlight the Gothic intertwining of the past and present, and offered allegories that while often rooted in the fantastic nevertheless addressed contemporary concerns—gender, Others, and socio-economic anxieties.
Keywords
  • Gothic Fiction,
  • Horror Radio Programs,
  • Radio Plays - American
Publication Date
April, 2012
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Citation Information
Matthew Killmeier. "Aural Atavism: The Witch's Tale and Gothic Horror Radio" Journal of Radio & Audio Media Vol. 19 Iss. 1 (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/matthew_killmeier/2/