Date of Award
Master of Arts in English Composition
Carlson, David, J.
Shirley Jackson's fiction continues to be placed within the gothic horror genre because of its supernatural and horror images. I contend the major focus of her work is her critique of the social norms constructed for women by an archaic and inauthentic patriarchial system of rules and domestic expectation for women that result in madness for the resisting female.
Pearson, Lydia Marie, "The materiality of the female in Shirley Jackson's short fiction" (2008). Theses Digitization Project. 3349.