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Friday, March 27 • 08:00 - 17:00
[VIRTUAL] “I Wish I was Lovely": Body Dysmorphia in Shirley Jackson's "Haunting of Hill House"

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This paper discusses symptoms and behaviors associated with Body Dysmorphia, using characters from Shirley Jackson's Haunting of Hill House as examples. By combining psychological and literary research with textual evidence, I argue that protagonist, Eleanor Vance, may suffer from body dysmorphia. Further, I discuss the physical body's crucial and under-examined role in psychological literary criticism.

Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT