Jungian Archetypes in 20th Century Women's Fiction: The Persona, the Shadow, the Animus, and the Self

Jungian Archetypes in 20th Century Women's Fiction: The Persona, the Shadow, the Animus, and the Self

by Lorelei Cederstrom
     
 

Before her recent death, Cederstrom was a Canadian literary scholar (Brandon U.) specializing in the Jungian analysis of women's writing. Here she answers feminist critics who question her choice of a critical framework that many consider not only patriarchal, but also outmoded. She analyzes texts from each decade of the 20th century, some by well known women and… See more details below

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Before her recent death, Cederstrom was a Canadian literary scholar (Brandon U.) specializing in the Jungian analysis of women's writing. Here she answers feminist critics who question her choice of a critical framework that many consider not only patriarchal, but also outmoded. She analyzes texts from each decade of the 20th century, some by well known women and others by women she thinks should be better known both to academics and the general reading public. She explores the persona as masks in the mirror, the shadow as darkness in the depths, becoming men women wanted to marry through the creative or destructive animus, and the self as the end of the journey. The text is double spaced. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773470590
Publisher:
Mellen, Edwin Press, The
Publication date:
01/01/2002
Series:
Women's Studies
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Definitions and Methodology
Ch. 1Masks in the Mirror: The Persona
IPreparing the Face for the World: Theory of the Persona
IIThe Persona in Women's Fiction
Ch. 2Darkness in the Depths: The Shadow
ITheory of the Shadow and its Literary Applications
IIFrom Galactic Evil to the Crone in the Mirror: The Shadow in Doris Lessing's Novels
IIIThe Medusa Face: From Bag Lady to Madwoman in the Novels of Marge Piercey
IVRace Relations and the Shadow of Blackness in the Novels of Toni Morrison
VMy Mother, My Sister, My Shadow, Myself
VIThe Significance of the Shadow: Conclusions
Ch. 3The Creative or Destructive Animus: "Becoming the Men We Wanted To Marry"
IAnimosity: Defining the Animus, Controversy and Concord
IIRefathering the Wounded Daughters of the Patriarchy
IIISexual Awakening and the Animus: Beastly and Other Lovers
Ch. 4The End of the Journey: The Self
IAttaining Selfhood at Middle Age
IIThe Completed Individuation Journey: Paradigms in Women's Literature
Conclusion: Final Notes Toward an Archetypal Approach to Women's Literature

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