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Since the release of The Exorcist in 1973, there has been a surge of movies depicting young women becoming possessed by a demonic force that only male religious figures can exorcise, thereby saving the women from eventual damnation. This book considers the history of exorcism cinema by analyzing how the traditional exorcism narrative established in The Exorcist recurs ...more
Hardcover, 236 pages
Published November 23rd 2016 by Lexington Books
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Christopher J. Olson received his MA in Media and Cinema Studies from DePaul University in Chicago, IL in 2014. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Media, Cinema, and Digital Studies at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. Previously, he worked as an Adjunct Professor at Dominican University in River Forest, IL, where he taught classes on masculinity and interracial communication. He also ...more