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[Past Event] Haunting: Life and Work of Shirley Jackson

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Course Description:

With her famous (or infamous) short story, "The Lottery" (1948), Shirley Jackson gained a prominence that became somewhat dimmed by the dark nature of her writing and the familial, marital and psychological issues that affected her short life. We will discuss this most interesting woman, her proto-feminist beliefs and her demons. In addition to reading "The Lottery" and viewing a short film version of it, we will read and discuss several other short stories by Jackson.


Tuition: $30.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

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Tuesdays, Oct. 13, 20, 27 *3:00-4:00pm* (3 sessions)


We'll meet online via Zoom. Zoom is free and easy to use. OLLI will walk you through the steps. Prior to each Zoom meeting (class), you will receive an email with specific details on that meeting.


William Brigham, M.S.W., M.A., has taught sociology, addiction and film studies courses at the university level for over 40 years, often utilizing literature and film as vehicles for teaching sociological and psychological principles.