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The Gothic and Jacques Derridas Ghost Writing
Jodey Castricano

Gothic Studies
Jodey Castricano

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.

Gothic Studies
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George Haggerty, Priscilla Gilman, Grace Kehler and Jodey Castricano

Gothic Studies
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Benjamin Fisher, Jodey Castricano, Tim Youngs, Colin Edwards, Neil Cornwell, Lisa Hopkins and Richard Fusco

Gothic Studies