Resources for ENGL 150 Introduction to Literary Studies

Research Casebook for Stephen King’s Carrie

A collection of evaluated research sources related to King’s novel. St. Norbert College students in ENGL 150 Introduction to Literary Studies found and evaluated these sources in Spring 2021.

Claire Buser reviews Victoria Madden’s “We Found the Witch, May We Burn Her?: Suburban Gothic, Witch-Hunting,and Anxiety-Induced Conformity in Stephen King’s Carrie,” from Journal of American Culture, vol. 40, no. 1, 1 Mar. 2017, pp. 7–20., doi:10.1111/jacc.12675. 

Anna Claerbaut reviews two readings of Stephen King’s work: James Egan’s “Apocalypticism in the Fiction of Stephen King” from Extrapolation, vol. 25, no. 3, Fall 1984, pp. 214–227, and Zachary Sheldon’s “America’s Dark Theologian: The Religious Imagination of Stephen King,” from the Journal of Communication & Religion, vol. 43, no. 2, Summer 2020, pp. 91–93.

Elizabeth Lesatz evaluates a book review by Conor Kinney, “Stephen King’s IT: Child Violence in the Horror Genre,” Children’s Legal Rights Journal, vol. 40, no. 1, 2020, pp. 59–64, and an editorial by Donald R. Morse, “The Evidence for Psychokinesis,” in the Journal of Spirituality & Paranormal Studies, vol. 34, no. 3, July 2011, pp. 121–123.

Elaine Schumacher explores the introduction and first chapter to Rachel Simmon’s study of girl on girl aggression, Odd Girl Out.

Deiondra Wussow reviews Erica Dymond’s close-reading of King’s Carrie, “An Examination of the Use of Gendered Language in Stephen King’s Carrie.” Explicator. 2013; vol. 71, no. 2, pp. 94-98.

Josie Tolzman presents Apollo Sevant’s 2018 TED Talk, “How We Can Reduce Bullying, School Shootings, and Violence.”

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