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Hill House, Not Sane: Shirley Jackson's Subversion of Conventions and Conventionality in The Haunting of Hill House

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Author: Rasmus, Ryen Christopher
Advisor: Wenska, Walter P.
Committee Members: Kennedy, Colleen; Wheatley, Kim, 1960-; Quigley, Linda Marie
Issued Date: 2009-04-29
Subjects: Gothic
Literature
Sociology
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/1160
Description: In this study, the author seeks to dispel the fallacious notion that Shirley Jackson's 1959 novel, The Haunting of Hill House, is simply a shallow gothic ghost story. Through a comprehensive analysis of both the novel itself and the author's notes on her manuscript, an attempt is made to characterize Hill House as a work that systematically subverts not only the stylistic, but also the linguistic and ideological conventions guarded by the dominant social order.
Degree: Bachelors of Arts in English


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