Midlife Transformation in Literature and Film: Jungian and Eriksonian Perspectives

Midlife Transformation in Literature and Film: Jungian and Eriksonian Perspectives

by Steven F. Walker

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415666985
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/02/2012
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Steven F. Walker is Professor of Comparative Literature at Rutgers University. He received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Harvard University and has published a number of essays using Jungian perspectives in order to interpret literature and film. His publications include Jung and the Jungians on Myth (Routledge, 2002).

Table of Contents

Introduction. Jung, Erikson, Midlife Transformation and the Oneiric Text. The Shadow and the Contrasexual Side at Midlife. Oedipus, Mentors and Male Midlife Transformation. Ariadne, Abandonment and Female Midlife Initiation. Homer's Odyssey and Midlife Transformation. Tragedy, Inflation and Midlife Transformation. Modernist Midlife Initiations: Marcel in Proust's Time Regained and Clarissa in Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway. Some Classical Hindu Perspectives on Midlife.

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