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dc.contributor.advisor Kiesbye, Stefan
dc.contributor.author Daubenfeld, Margaret
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-04T18:19:41Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-04T18:19:41Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Daubenfeld, Margaret. 2019. Ghostly Substance: The Evolution of Spaces, Minds, and Narrative in the Haunted House Novel. Department of English, Sonoma State University. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/213157
dc.description.abstract This project looks at three haunted house novels over a wide span of time: The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson, and The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters. The investigation will seek to understand how the haunted house novel has evolved over time, by looking at three similar themes between the novels. The chapters examine the physical space of the haunted house, the inclusion of female protagonists as a method of propagating the haunting, and the reliance on ambiguity as a storytelling technique. The findings will show that the houses have drastically changed over time, with the house as a physical space starting as a relatively unimportant aspect of the narrative, and eventually evolving into a more prominent component of the haunting. A constant among the narratives was the presence of a female protagonist, who was in some way shaped by loss, deprivation, and unlucky romance. All three novels also relied heavily on ambiguity, through the use of unreliable characters or narrative technique, as a way of masking the true nature of the haunting. This project seeks to demonstrate how these three themes have functioned in haunted house literature and how these three novels can be put into conversation with each other. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Department of English, Sonoma State University en_US
dc.subject The Haunting of Hill House en_US
dc.subject Jackson, Shirley en_US
dc.subject Turn of the Screw en_US
dc.subject James, Henry en_US
dc.subject The Little Stranger en_US
dc.subject Walters, Sarah en_US
dc.subject Haunted Houses en_US
dc.title Ghostly Substance: The Evolution of Spaces, Minds, and Narrative in the Haunted House Novel en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.sonomaauthor Daubenfeld, Margaret
dc.contributor.committeeMember Miller, Scott

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