This book undertakes a study of the trope of possessed child in literature and film. It argues that the possessed child is fundamentally an American phenomenon which, first, may be traced to the Calvinist bias of the US as a nation founded on Puritanism and, second, to the rise of Catholicism in that country, to which Puritanism owes its origins.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
|Series:||Crime Files Series , #14927|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.03(d)|
About the Author
Adrian Schober has a PhD in Literature and Film from Monash University, Australia.