The Haunting of Hill House: 8 Feb 2017

Hill House
8 Feb 2017: Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House (1959)

Our first BookTalk of 2017 looked at the American Gothic classic, Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House (1959). A finalist for the National Book Award in the US, Jackson’s novel evokes the dark secrets that lie in the heart of post-war middle America, as it traces the psychological assault faced by its protagonist, Eleanor Vance, and displays a complex interweaving of the conventions of gothic supernaturalism with probing analysis of middle-American culture. Our speakers for the evening were Robert Lloyd, Dr Dawn Mannay and Prof. Diana Wallace.

You can read posts for the event below:

  1. BookTalk event, 8 Feb 2017: Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House 13 Jan 2017
  2. Ruth Franklin on Shirley Jackson, Part One 30 Jan 2017
  3. Ruth Franklin on Shirley Jackson, Part Two 1 Feb 2017
  4. Ruth Franklin on Shirley Jackson, Part Three 3 Feb 2017
  5. Trailer for The Haunting (1963) 6 Feb 2017
  6. BookTalk Event Review: The Haunting of Hill House 17 Apr 2017

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