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January 2024  Hybrid
Mixed Lecture/Discussion
The Haunting of Hill House (1959) by Shirley Jackson is a classic of Gothic horror, a haunted house tale lauded by critics, loved by readers, and repeatedly adapted for stage and screen for more than half a century. What makes this novel a successful example of its genre? Why has it spoken to generations of readers? How does its messages represent and/or transcend its time? In this module we will explore the context and inspirations for The Haunting of Hill House, its popular and critical receptions, its place in Shirley Jackson’s larger body of work, and its impact on contemporary readers.

Note for March 2024: This module will be followed by a companion module in March: A Haunting on the Hill: Elizabeth Hand’s Answer to Shirley Jackson.

Required Texts

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (any edition).
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This class will be Hybrid (half lecture & half discussion):

• LECTURES (recorded live) on the Tuesday sessions
• DISCUSSIONS live (not recorded) on the Friday sessions

Days and Times

Webinars: Recorded Webinar Meetings on Tuesdays at 8:00 PM Eastern for four 1-hour sessions on Jan 2, 9, 16, and 23

Discussion Sessions: Meeting on Fridays at 8:00 PM Eastern for four 1-hour discussion groups on Jan 5, 12, 19, and 26

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