Date Thesis Awarded
Honors Thesis -- Open Access
Bachelors of Arts (BA)
Walter P. Wenska
Linda Marie Quigley
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.
Rasmus, Ryen Christopher, "Hill House, Not Sane: Shirley Jackson's Subversion of Conventions and Conventionality in The Haunting of Hill House" (2009). Undergraduate Honors Theses. William & Mary. Paper 244.
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