Appendix E: The Turn of the Screw Casebook

General Resource

“A Closer Look at the ‘Turn of the Screw'” the Lamar University Critical Edition.,

Research Essay 1

Is the Governess inventing the ghosts or is the reader to see them as real? (Known as the Apparitionist versus Non-Apparitionist Controversy)

Suggested length (1,500-2,500 words).


Research Essay 2

Compare and contrast any two of the following film adaptations of The Turn of the Screw, stating your preference and why.

(Suggested length) 1,500 words


Research Essay 3

After consulting two or more good dictionaries of literary terms, such as Abrams, M.H. A Glossary of Literary Terms; Cuddon, J.A. Dictionary of Literary Terms; or A Handbook to Literature, Holman, Harmon, discuss why The Turn of the Screw is a good example of Gothic fiction.

Suggested length: 1,500 words.



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