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Meet the next generation: Rachael Ironside. (2019)
Journal Article
IRONSIDE, R. 2019. Meet the next generation: Rachael Ironside. Mindfield: the bulletin of the Parapsychological Association [online] 11(3), pages 120-121. Available from: https://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1711504

This feature focuses on the next generation of scientists and scholars researching parapsychological topics. The author talks of her journey inside parapsychology, what is her biggest accomplishment and future research plans.

'Seeing' ghosts: referential practice and experiencing uncanny events together. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
IRONSIDE, R. 2019. 'Seeing' ghosts: referential practice and experiencing uncanny events together. Presented at the 2019 International Institute for Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis conference (IIEMCA 19): practices, 2-5 July 2019, Mannheim, Germany.

This paper will explore the role of referential practice in making visible an essentially ‘invisible’ object, a ghost. Drawing upon video data from groups experiencing an ostensibly paranormal event, this paper will examine how interaction between... Read More about 'Seeing' ghosts: referential practice and experiencing uncanny events together..

Ghost seeing in dark places: the allure of dark tourism. (2018)
Presentation / Conference
IRONSIDE, R. 2018. Ghost seeing in dark places: the allure of ghost tourism. Presented at 2018 Spiritualism and the supernatural symposium, 31 October 2018, Manchester, UK.

A talk given at the Spritualism and the Supernatural Event hosted by the Research in Arts and Humanities Department at Manchester Metropolitan University. This presentation explores the rise of ghost tourism, and the continued allure of the supernatu... Read More about Ghost seeing in dark places: the allure of dark tourism..

Feeling spirits: sharing subjective paranormal experience through embodied talk and action. (2018)
Journal Article
IRONSIDE, R. 2018. Feeling spirits: sharing subjective paranormal experience through embodied talk and action. Text and talk [online], 38(6), pages 705-728. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1515/text-2018-0020

This article examines how subjective paranormal experiences are shared and understood through embodied talk and action. Paranormal experiences often possess subjective qualities, regularly experienced as 'senses' or 'feelings'; however, the ability t... Read More about Feeling spirits: sharing subjective paranormal experience through embodied talk and action..

Did you feel that? Multimodal interactions and making sense of uncanny events. (2018)
Presentation / Conference
IRONSIDE, R. 2018. Did you feel that? Multimodal interactions and making sense of uncanny events. Presented at the 4th Copenhagen multimodality day, 5 October 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark.

This presentation examines the application of video data and conversation analysis in the study of paranormal experiences. Paranormal experiences can be defined as instances "in which a person perceives phenomena that appear to defy scientific explan... Read More about Did you feel that? Multimodal interactions and making sense of uncanny events..

The allure of dark tourism: legend tripping and ghost seeking in dark places. (2018)
Book Chapter
IRONSIDE, R. 2018. The allure of dark tourism: legend tripping and ghost seeking in dark places. In Waskul, D. and Eaton, M. (eds.) The supernatural in society, culture and history. Philadelphia: Temple University Press [online], chapter 5, pages 95-115. Available from: http://tupress.temple.edu/book/20000000009554

Legend tripping is a common activity that has traditionally been characterized by adolescent exploration of supernatural folklore for the purpose of testing the legends’ credibility and demonstrating the adolescent’s bravery in the face of supernatur... Read More about The allure of dark tourism: legend tripping and ghost seeking in dark places..

Discovering strange events in empty spaces: the role of multimodal practice and the interpretation of paranormal events. (2017)
Journal Article
IRONSIDE, R. 2017. Discovering strange events in empty spaces: the role of multimodal practice and the interpretation of paranormal events. Journal of pragmatics [online], 120, pages 88-100. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2017.09.005

This article examines how empty space may be used as an interactional resource to see, understand and categorise events as potentially paranormal. By drawing upon video data of groups noticing and negotiating their experiences of a strange event, thi... Read More about Discovering strange events in empty spaces: the role of multimodal practice and the interpretation of paranormal events..

The transgressive that: making the world uncanny. (2015)
Journal Article
HAYWARD, R., WOOFFITT, R. and WOODS, C. 2015. The transgressive that: making the world uncanny. Discourse studies [online], 17(6), pages 703-723. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/1461445615611784

In this article, we examine how the demonstrative that may be used to notice an event in the world in such a way as to suggest it has highly unusual or transgressive properties and in so doing invite others to align with that implicit claim. Drawing... Read More about The transgressive that: making the world uncanny..

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