Jodey CastricanoWilfrid Laurier University

Search for other papers by Jodey Castricano in
Google Scholar
Shirley Jackson‘s The Haunting of Hill House and the Strange Question of Trans-Subjectivity
in Gothic Studies
Abstract only
Log-in for full text

In Shirley Jackson‘s novel The Haunting of Hill House, the tropes of haunting, telepathy, and clairvoyance serve to remind us that there is more to alterity than the shattering of the autos. In Jackson‘s novel, these tropes lead us to reconsider what we mean by subjectivity for, beyond the question of consciousness, they also destabilize what Sonu Shamdasani refers to as the “singular notion of the ‘unconscious’ that has dominated twentieth century thought,” especially via Freudian psychoanalysis. By drawing upon Carl Jung‘s theory of synchronicity in relation to quantum theory, this paper argues that Jackson‘s novel challenges certain classical models of human consciousness and subjectivity as well as psychoanalytic models of interpretation.

  • Collapse
  • Expand
All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 236 73 12
Full Text Views 29 0 0
PDF Downloads 42 1 1