Ghostly Pilgrimages

  • Toija CinqueEmail author
  • Sean Redmond


‘Time may change me’; tracing time takes not a realist’s view of temporality, but exists in a circularity of continually folding back upon itself. Here, we find spaces to reinterpret our memories, feelings and experiences and all the intervals in between. In this chapter, we give thought to how David Bowie is an artist who always is/always was, futuristic and nostalgic, always present in memorial motifs and haunted places through time and the temporal. With reference to Jacques Derrida’s neologism, ‘hauntology’, we focus on fans’ tracing of times and places for the conversational rhythms, for the physical journeys through memorial spaces and of cities associated with David Bowie. Here, we find pilgrimage to live events and locations as recalled by the fans, offers deep exploration of their motivating circumstances and desires.


Specter of David Bowie Hauntology Time Pilgrimage Fandom Myth Nostalgia Tokyo Memorial 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Arts and EducationDeakin UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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