Post-Jungian Criticism: Theory and Practice / Edition 1

Post-Jungian Criticism: Theory and Practice / Edition 1

by James S. Baumlin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791459586

ISBN-13: 9780791459584

Pub. Date: 12/01/2003

Publisher: State University of New York Press

This groundbreaking collection brings the range and diversity of post-Jungian thought into the realm of contemporary literary and cultural criticism. These essays explore, expand, critique, and apply post-Jungian critical theory as they revisit and reread Jung’s own writings from numerous perspectives. No longer treated as a source of clear, unequivocal,

Overview

This groundbreaking collection brings the range and diversity of post-Jungian thought into the realm of contemporary literary and cultural criticism. These essays explore, expand, critique, and apply post-Jungian critical theory as they revisit and reread Jung’s own writings from numerous perspectives. No longer treated as a source of clear, unequivocal, authoritative pronouncement, Jung’s writings are themselves subjected to critical, deconstructive readings, and several of the essays confront head-on Jung’s evident racism, antifeminism, anti-Semitism, and political conservatism. While not downplaying such charges, the contributors outline an alternative, post-Jungian theory responsive to contemporary feminist, postcolonial, and poststructural concerns. The result is not just a critical reinterpretation but, more important, a regeneration of Jungian thought.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791459584
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
12/01/2003
Series:
SUNY series in Psychoanalysis and Culture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
334
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Introduction: Situating Jung in Contemporary Critical Theory1
Jung's Ghost Stories: Jung for Literary Theory in Feminism, Poststructuralism, and Postmodernism31
Theorizing Writerly Creativity: Jung with Lacan?55
Detective Films and Images of the Orient: A Post-Jungian Reflection75
Airing (Erring) the Soul: An Archetypal View of Television93
Jane Iterare: Jane Eyre as a Feminist Revision of the Hero's Journey117
Pre-Raphaelite Paintings and Jungian Images in Wilkie Collins's The Woman in White139
Drs. Jung and Chekhov: Physicians of the Soul159
Opened Ground from a Jungian Perspective: The Father Archetype in the Poetry of Seamus Heaney183
"The Sun's Children": Shadow Work in the Poetry of LeRoi Jones/Imamu Amiri Baraka199
Sharing a Shadow: The Image of the Shrouded Stranger in the Works of Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg223
In the Buddha's Shadow: Jung, Zen, and the Poetry of Jane Hirshfield243
A Bibliography of Jungian and Post-Jungian Criticism, 1980-2000263
Notes on Contributors297
Index301

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