Unreliable Reliability with Henry James’ Turn of the Screw

with Michael Shilling

Genres: Fiction, Reading

Online

Intermediate

4 Sessions

Start Date: October 3, 2022
End Date: October 24, 2022
Day of Week: Monday
Time: 7:10pm - 9:10pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
Member Price: $216.00
General Price: $240.00

Conceived as a narrative puzzle to confuse his critics, Henry James' Turn of the Screw is a spooky Victorian tale of confusion, ghosts, and madness. We'll dive deep into this sauce reduction of a novel and examine how James creates reliability from a deeply unreliable narrator, while mapping in detail this fascinating mirror-maze of a plot. Optional writing exercises give students an opportunity to apply what they learn to their own work. Prepare for a wild gothic extravaganza!

Registration dates:

August 22: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

August 23: Member registration opens

August 30: General registration opens

Michael Shilling

Michael Shilling

he/him/his

Michael Shilling is the author of Rock Bottom, a novel published by Little, Brown. The musical adaptation of the book was staged in 2014 by the Landless Theater Company. His stories have appeared in The Sun, Fugue, and Other Voices. He has taught at Seattle University, University of Puget Sound, and Cornish College of the Arts.

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