Nuns in Popular Culture

Critical Essays

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About the Book

Films and television programs about nuns (women in a religious order) are among the most successful and popular we watch, from old favorites like The Sound of Music to recent smash hits like Call the Midwife and Mrs. Davis. This new collection studies the fascinating and often controversial ways nuns have been portrayed in popular media, such as warriors, career women, and agents of supernatural horror. Specialist contributors in popular culture study more than a century of works from around the globe in genres as diverse as musicals, horror films, and even heavy metal music videos.

About the Author(s)

Marcus K. Harmes is a professor at the University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia. He researches on British popular culture especially science fiction and horror.
Meredith A. Harmes teaches at the University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia and has a research background in political science and British political history.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Marcus K. Harmes and Meredith A. Harmes
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2024
pISBN: 978-1-4766-9374-3
eISBN: 978-1-4766-5343-3
Imprint: McFarland