Date Thesis Awarded

4-2009

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelors of Arts (BA)

Department

English

Advisor

Walter P. Wenska

Committee Member

Colleen Kennedy

Committee Member

Kim Wheatley

Committee Member

Linda Marie Quigley

Abstract

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.

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Comments

Thesis is part of Honors ETD pilot project, 2008-2013. Migrated from Dspace in 2016.

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