Possessed Child Narratives in Literature and Film

Contrary States

  • Authors
  • Adrian┬áSchober

Part of the Crime Files book series (CF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Adrian Schober
    Pages 1-37
  3. Adrian Schober
    Pages 38-62
  4. Adrian Schober
    Pages 63-86
  5. Adrian Schober
    Pages 87-109
  6. Adrian Schober
    Pages 110-133
  7. Adrian Schober
    Pages 134-163
  8. Adrian Schober
    Pages 164-173
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 174-206

About this book


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.


children culture film Narrative

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