New Publication on The Paranormal and Popular Culture

Book cover for The Paranormal in Popular Culture

Book cover for The Paranormal in Popular Culture

February 27, 2019
  

Darryl Caterine and John W. Morehead have published a new essay collection with Routledge on The Paranormal and Popular Culture: A Postmodern Religious Landscape. John W. Morehead is an academic research and writer whose work focuses on new religious movements along with religion and popular culture. Most recently he has edited and co-edited The Undead and TheologyJoss Whedon and Religion, and The Supernatural Cinema of Guillermo del Toro. Darryl Caterine is a professor of Religious Studies at Le Moyne College with a courtesy appointment in the Syracuse University Department of Religion, through the CNY Religious Studies Consortium. Most recently he has been researching the paranormal in the United States and Latin America, and in 2011 He published, Haunted Ground: Journeys through a Paranormal America.

The Paranormal and Popular Culture includes twenty essays on a wide variety of intriguing topics including "Religions of the Red Planet: Fin de Siècle Martian Romances," by SU Religion Department alumna Christa Shusko (Ph.D. 2010). She is an assistant professor of religious studies at York College of Pennsylvania where her research focuses on 19th and 20th Century Utopian and Millenial Movements. Most recently she has published: "Criticising the Dead: The Oneida Community and Spiritualism" in The Handbook of Spiritualism and Channeling (Brill, 2015) and "Alchohol Consumption, Transgression, and Death" in Dying to Eat: Cross-cultural Perspectives on Food in Dying, Death, and Afterlives (University of Kentucky Press, 2018).