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Jungian Literary Criticism presents a comprehensive, theoretical foundation for a tradition of study that has included some of the leading critics of our time. This collection provides critics, writers, psychologists, and others interested in the relationship between psychology and literature with classics of Jungian literary analysis and with the work of contemporary scholars building on that tradition.

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"The critical apparatus in Jungian Literary Criticism is excellent. Sugg's introductory essay and his other critical comments are illuminating." —South Atlantic Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810110427
  • Publisher: Northwestern University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1993
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 439
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard P. Sugg is a Professor of English at Florida International University.

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Table of Contents

Chronology of C. G. Jung, Aniela Jaffé
Introduction to the Selections, Richard P. Sugg

Part I. Jung and Literary Criticism: A Historical Sampling

1. T. S. Eliot: The Mythical Vision
Elizabeth Drew

2. The Archetypes of Literature 
"Forming Fours"
"Expanding Eyes"
Northrop Frye

3. "Preface" to Ishmael
Jungian Psychology in Criticism: Some Theoretical Problems
James Baird

4. The Artist's Relation to the Unconscious
Joseph L. Henderson

5. The Analytical Psychology of C. G. Jung and the Problem of Literary Evaluation
Mario Jacoby

6. The Fashioning of Living Myths
Joseph Campbell

7. Robert Bly's Sleepers Joining Hands: Shadow and Self
Michael Atkinson

8. Emily Dickinson and the Deerslayer: The Dilemma of the Woman Poet in America
Albert Gelpi

9. The Rhizome and the Flower: The Perennial Philosophy—Yeats and Jung
James Olney

10. Healing Fiction
James Hillman

11. War, Love, and Industrialism: The Ares/Aphrodite/Hephaestus Complex in Lady Chatterley's Lover
Evelyn J. Hinz and John J. Teunissen

12. Spinning Among Fields: Jung, Frye, Lévi-Strauss, and Feminist Archetypal Theory
Annis V. Pratt

13. C. G. Jung: A Debt Acknowledged
Kathleen Raine

Part II. Jung and Critical Theory
A. "Myth" and "Archetype": Critics and Analysts

     14. Archetype and Archetypal Image
            Renaldo J. Maduro and Joseph B. Wheelwright

     15. Archetype, Myth, Numinosum
            Andrew Samuels, Bani Shorter, and Fred Plaut

     16. Culture and the Humanities: The Archetypal Approach
            Evelyn J. Hinz and John H. Teunissen

     17. Feeling, Imagination, and the Self
            William Willeford

      18. Outline of a Jungian Aesthetics
             Morris Philipson

B. Imaginal Archetypal Criticism

      19. Deconstructive Philosophy and Imaginal Psychology: Comparative Perspectives on Jacques Derrida and James              Hillman
             Michael Vannoy Adams
      20. Poetry and Psyche
             Charles Boer

      21. Archetypal Depth Criticism and Melville 
             Ralph Maud

Part III. Jungian Concepts in Critical Practice

A. Archetypes and Literature: The Trickster

      22. "Trickster"
             Andrew Samuels, Bani Shorter, and Fred Plaut

      23. The Fool and His Sceptre
             William Willeford

      24. Magnus Eisengrim: The Shadow of the Trickster in the Novels of Robertson Davies
             Russel M. Brown and Donna A. Bennett

      25. The Trickster in the Arts
             John Beebe

B. Jung's Personality Theory: Psychological Types and the Individuation Process

      26. Some Phases of the Jungian Moon: Jung's Influence on Modern Literature
             F. L. Radford and R. R. Wilson

      27. Type and Text in A Study in Scarlet: Repression and the Textual Unconscious
             Michael Atkinson

      28. Alchemy and Indviduation in The Magus
             Richard E. Messer 

C. Jung and Gender Criticism

      29. Journey into an Archetype: The Dark Mother in Contemporary Women's Poetry
             Karen Elias-Button

      30. Archetypal Patterns in Women's Fiction
            Annis V. Pratt

      31. Two Ways of Spelling It Out: An Archetypal-Feminist Reading of H. D.'s Trilogy and Adrienne Rich's Sources
            Albert Gelpi 

Appendix A: Publication History of Jung's Writings on Literature

Appendix B: Selections Explaining Jungian Concepts

Glossary of Jungian Terms
List of Bibliographies
Source Acknowledgments


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