1st Edition

Feminisms, Technology and Depth Psychology An Enquiry

Edited By Leslie Gardner, Catriona Miller, Roula Maria Dib Copyright 2024
    206 Pages
    by Routledge

    206 Pages
    by Routledge

    Feminisms, Technology and Depth Psychology explores the intersection of a variety of feminist thought with technology through the lens of depth psychology, and investigates how current approaches to technology impact female life globally – from internet use, to biotechnology, to how female creators imagine life.

    This thought‑provoking collection is a discussion on changing female capacities and creativity. It questions whether female oppression is becoming more easily enabled within the context of technology use, touching on topics of manipulation, ecological awareness, female decision making, and more. Part One is a three‑chapter investigation on queer history, birthing, and reproductive technologies in science fiction novels. Part Two explores images of females and technology in a variety of cultural products ranging from science fiction films to contemporary TV dramas and novels. Part Three looks at the political impact of technology on female worlds, and Part Four examines perspectives on the creative process behind writing science fiction and fantasy.

    Feminisms, Technology and Depth Psychology will appeal to Jungian analysts and psychotherapists, and analytical psychologists. It also offers insightful perspectives to academics and students of psychology, gender studies, and politics.

    Leslie Gardner

    Part 1: Technological Invasions: Reproduction and Regeneration in Time

    1. Polydore Vergil and the Immortal Jellyfish (or, how to read queer history without any queers)
    Cleo Madeleine

    2. The Rupture of the Sacred: Intrusion of Technology into the Birth Process.
    Heba Zaphiriou-Zarifi

    3. Speculative reproduction -the technology of 'giving birth'
    Leslie Gardner

    Part Two: Cultural Product and Female Aspects

    4. Evolution and enigma: on the origins of obstetric violence
    Emmy Vye

    5. Re-constellating the Great Mother: Images of the Gynoid in Contemporary SF TV Drama
    Catriona Miller

    6. Quantum Fiction: The Presentation of Eros in a World of Lagos
    Roula-Maria Dib

    Part Three: Political impact of technology on female worlds

    7. Zoom as the Cuckoo Bird
    Renée Cunningham

    8. A Transcendent Future: A ‘Discovery" of Nonbinary Stories’
    Marieke Cahill

    Part Four: Enactment- performative demonstrations

    9. Wonder Vision (Adapted from a talk which was even more chaotic than this)
    Justina Robson

    10. Eve and Ava at the Flaming Sword Café: the genesis of a very short play
    Elizabeth Èowyn Nelson


    Leslie Gardner, PhD, is a fellow in the department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex; she has published articles on depth psychology and a book, Rhetorical Investigations: CG Jung and GB Vico (2014), as well as co-convened conferences and edited books of the conference feminisms and depth psychology, and classics and depth psychology. She heads up an international literary agency, Artellus Ltd in London, UK. She is assisting as co-editor on a new series of Jung and politics with Routledge. Her upcoming work is on ghostwriting, commissioned by Routledge.

    Catriona Miller is a professor in Media at Glasgow Caledonian University and author of Cult TV Heroines (2020). She has also published on film theory, feminism, and mythology from a depth psychology perspective. She is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Jungian Scholarly Studies and a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

    Roula-Maria Dib, PhD, is an award-winning Jungian/literary scholar, poet, educator, and editor. She is the founding director of the London Arts-Based Research Centre, founding editor of literary and arts journal, Indelible, and creative producer of literary event series, Indelible Evenings, as well as Jungian virtual salon, Psychreative.