Catholic Horror on Television: Haunting Faith (Hardcover)

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Catholic Horror on Television: Haunting Faith (Hardcover)

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Catholic Horror on Television: Haunting Faith explores the significant intersection of horror media and the Catholic Church. Religious themes enjoy a long history in film and television, with narratives featuring the supernatural, science fiction, and horror making use of Roman Catholicism in particular. The horror genre frequently tells fantastic stories about the mysteries that we seek to understand, helping to come to terms with the destructive and the monstrous. This book analyzes the genre of Catholic horror in the current television and streaming media environment, exploring its treatment of physical mortality, the metaphysics of meaning, and morality. Catholic Horror on Television: Haunting Faith offers a fresh take on how television and streaming horror series critique, expand, and interrogate Catholicism and its place in the modern world. In doing so, this book contributes to conversations in several disciplines including media, cultural, television, and religious studies.

Ralph Beliveau is professor and head of Creative Media Production and Professional Writing in the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma. Laura Bolf-Beliveau is professor and coordinator of English education in the English department at the University of Central Oklahoma. Ruth DeFoster is assistant professor in the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota. Erika Engstrom is professor and director of the School of Journalism and Media at the University of Kentucky.
Product Details ISBN: 9781666947663
ISBN-10: 1666947660
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication Date: July 15th, 2024
Pages: 166
Language: English