Biographical or social or cultural context of The Turn of the Screw
William James and the supernatural (especially his involvement in the
Society for Psychical Research)
The position of the governess in Victorian society
Alice James and Victorian treatment of mental illness (especially
mental illness in women)
In 1961, director Jack Clayton adapted Henry James' novel, The Turn of the Screw, for the screen, using the title "The Innocents" and starring Deborah Kerr; the script was co-written by Truman Capote. The entire film is available for viewing through the Tisch Media Center.
mental illness or hysteria or neurasthenia or psychological
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