The Exorcist explored at Dominican

University to discuss cultural impact of the classic horror flick

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By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

Was the classic 1973 horror film The Exorcist an allegory for the oppression of women, people of color and gay and lesbian people, among other minority groups?

How did it tap into the fears people of the day held about feminism and secularism?

These questions and others will be the topic of discussion on Monday, Nov. 2 at Dominican University, 7900 Division St. in River Forest, when a panel of theology and communications faculty members will discuss the film's cultural impact.

The program, "The Exorcist: Possession, Exorcism and Feminism on Screen", runs from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Martin Recital Hall and includes a screening of the film.

The panel includes: Father Richard Woods, professor of theology; Timothy Milinovich, assistant professor of theology; Christopher Olson, adjunct instructor in communication arts and sciences.


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Jack Hughes  

Posted: October 19th, 2015 12:51 PM

Dominican is eons behind College of DuPage - they recently opened gender-neutral bathrooms!

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