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The prometheus of paedophilia: sexual violence and queer-making in Stephen King’s ‘The library policeman’

@inproceedings{Parkhill2009ThePO,
  title={The prometheus of paedophilia: sexual violence and queer-making in Stephen King’s ‘The library policeman’},
  author={Chad Parkhill},
  year={2009}
}
This paper examines the causal relationship between child sexual abuse and the child’s future queerness that Stephen King posits in the plot of his 1991 horror novella, The Library Policeman. Specifically, it argues that readers are encouraged to view paedophilia as the ‘real’ horror at the core of more conventionally supernatural horrors in The Library Policeman. Using Holt Parker’s defence of sexual constructionism and James Kincaid’s investigation into the social construction of childhood… Expand
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