Possessed child narratives in literature and film: Contrary states
Schober, A. (2004). Possessed child narratives in literature and film: Contrary states. United Kingdom: Palgrave MacMillan. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230599543
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.
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