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C. G. Jung in the Humanities

Taking the Soul's Path, 1st Edition

By Susan Rowland


222 pages

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This book demonstrates for the first time the significance of Jung’s work to the humanities, and to those areas where the humanities and sciences share borders. More radically, it shows that Jung was a writer of myth, alchemy, narrative, and poetics, as well as on them.

Jung’s core concepts are introduced, their ongoing relevance is championed. The book also addresses Jung’s sometimes questionable judgment on politics and gender, and previews contemporary extensions of Jungian theory.

By privileging the creative psyche and exploring the connections between individual, natural environment, and social/psychological collective, Jung anticipates the new holism, offering the promise of reconciling the sciences with the arts, humanity with nature.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Jung; Chapter 2: Jung the Writer on Psychotherapy and Culture; Chapter 3: Jung for Literature, Art, and Film; Chapter 4: Myth and History; Chapter 5: Jung and Science, Alchemy, and Religion; Chapter 6: Jung and Power: Politics and Gender; Chapter 7: Jung in the Twenty-First Century: Fishing at the Gates of Hell; Glossary; Notes; Index

About the Author

Susan Rowland is Professor of English and Post-Jungian Studies at the University of Greenwich, UK. Her recent books include Jung as a Writer (Routledge, 2005) and Jung: A Feminist Revision (Polity, 2002), as well as editing Psyche and the Arts (Routledge, 2008) and writing a book and essays on female British mystery writers, identifying myth as the deep form of that genre. Future work includes The Ecocritical Psyche, which introduces Jung to the emerging field of ecocriticism.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health