Author Archives: Katie Ashmore-Marsh

Shirley Jackson, Horror and ‘Feminine Perversity’

**trigger warning for sexual assault**   Although Halloween has already passed us by, as the nights draw longer and the evenings colder, I’d like to consider one of the spookiest novels that I have ever read. Many of you may, like me, will have recently binge-watched Netflix’s loose adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s ‘The Haunting of […]

Wide Sargasso Sea: a postcolonial reading (part one)

The postcolonial novel deals implicitly and explicitly with ‘the ideas of nation and nationhood’, regarding the struggle of nations after colonial control is relinquished to regain a sense of their own nation and for the population a sense of nationhood. However, Wide Sargasso Sea, though a postcolonial novel, is much more complex in terms of […]