Home—New York, NY.
Freelance writer and editor.
(Editor) Out of Her Mind: Women Writing on Madness, Modern Library (New York, NY), 2000.
(Editor) Under the Influence: The Literature of Addiction, foreword by Pete Hamill, Modern Library (New York, NY), 2003.
Contributor to periodicals, including the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and USA Today.
Freelance writer Rebecca Shannon-house is the editor of Out of Her Mind: Women Writing on Madness and Under the Influence: The Literature of Addiction. In Out of Her Mind, Shannon-house offers a selection of writings about mental illness, including Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper, Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar, and Susanna Kaysen's Girl, Interrupted. "Out of Her Mind is a chic, slim, utterly tasteful volume, light enough for your purse but heavy enough—in subject matter—to be worth reading," remarked Charity Vogel in the Buffalo News. According to a contributor on the Sundress Publications Web site, "Each essay is unique, offering both first person and indirect accounts of ‘madness,’ making the book a valuable resource for those interested in psychology and women's writing."
Under the Influence, a look at substance abuse, gambling, and sexual addiction, contains essays, stories, and excerpts from longer works, including Confessions of an Opium-Eater by Thomas De Quincey, The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley, and Love Sick by Sue Silverman. Writing in the Boston Phoenix, Richard C. Walls stated that Under the Influence "does establish a pedigree for drug-related writing," and a critic in Kirkus Reviews remarked that the volume offers "a nice variety of perspectives on the pleasures and perils of excess."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Boston Phoenix, March 27-April 3, 2003, Richard C. Walls, review of Out of Her Mind: Women Writing on Madness.
Buffalo News (Buffalo, NY), April 16, 2000, Charity Vogel, "Collection Is Lightweight Yet Provocative," review of Out of Her Mind, p. F6.
Kirkus Reviews, December 1, 1999, review of Out of Her Mind, p. 1870; December 1, 2002, review of Under the Influence: The Literature of Addiction, p. 1757.
Library Journal, January, 2000, Angela M. Weiler, review of Out of Her Mind, p. 137.
New Yorker, March 13, 2000, review of Out of Her Mind, p. 22.
Tribune Books (Chicago, IL), February 9, 2003, review of Under the Influence, p. 6; March 23, 2003, review of Out of Her Mind, p. 6.
Sundress Publications,http://www.sundress.net/ (April 20, 2007), review of Out of Her Mind.
"Shannonhouse, Rebecca." Contemporary Authors. . Encyclopedia.com. (November 20, 2018). https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/educational-magazines/shannonhouse-rebecca
"Shannonhouse, Rebecca." Contemporary Authors. . Retrieved November 20, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/educational-magazines/shannonhouse-rebecca
Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:
Modern Language Association
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
- In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.