The Evil Child in Literature, Film and Popular Culture

Shameless Plug: The ‘Evil Child’ in Literature, Film & Popular Culture

The Evil Child in Literature, Film and Popular CultureIn October 2012, Routledge published a collection I edited entitled The ‘Evil Child’ in Literature, Film and Popular Culture, which began as a double special issue of LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory. The book contains the following chapters:

1. “Evil Children in Film and Literature” by Karen J. Renner

2. “My Baby Ate the Dingo: The Visual Construction of the Monstrous Infant in Horror Film” by Steffen Hantke

3. “Monstrous Children as Harbingers of Mortality: A Psychological Analysis of Doris Lessing’s The Fifth Child” by Daniel Sullivan and Jeff Greenberg

4. “Spoil the Child: Unsettling Ethics and the Representation of Evil” by William Wandless

5. “Private Lessons from Dumbledore’s “Chamber of Secrets”: The Riddle of the Evil Child in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” by Holly Blackford

6. “Terrifying Tots and Hapless Homes: Undoing Modernity in Recent Bollywood Cinema” by Meheli Sen

7. “‘The Power of Christ Compels You’: Holy Water, Hysteria, and the Oedipal Psychodrama in The Exorcist” by Sara Williams

8. “How to See the Horror: The Hostile Fetus in Rosemary’s Baby and Alien” by A. Robin Hoffman

9. “Extreme Human Makeovers: Supernanny, the Unruly Child, and Adulthood in Crisis” by Catherine Fowler and Rebecca Kambuta

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