Jungian Theory for Storytellers is a toolkit for anyone using Jungian archetypes to create stories in fiction, TV, film, video games, documentaries, poetry, and many other media. It contains a detailed classification of the archetypes, with relevant examples, and explains how they work in different types of narratives. Importantly, Bassil-Morozow explores archetypes and their significance in characterization, individuation, plot and story-building.
Bassil-Morozow also presents an overview of Jung’s thoughts on creativity and other Jungian concepts, including the unconscious, ego, persona and self and the individuation process, and shows how they are linked to conflict. The book provides an explanation of relevant Jungian terms for a non-Jungian audience and introduces the idea of the hero’s journey, with examples included throughout.
Accessibly written yet academic, both practical and engaging, and written with a non-Jungian audience in mind, Jungian Theory for Storytellers is an ideal source for writers and screenwriters of all backgrounds, including academics and teachers, who want to use Jungian theory in their work or are seeking to understand relevant Jungian ideas.
Table of Contents
Introduction; The Unconscious: The Birthplace of Creativity; Archetypes: Characters; The Individuation Process: The Story; The Persona, the Ego and the Self: The Conflict; Jung on Creativity; Bibliography
Helena Bassil-Morozow, PhD, is a cultural philosopher, media and film scholar, and academic writer whose many publications include Tim Burton: The Monster and the Crowd, The Trickster in Contemporary Film and The Trickster and the System: Identity and Agency in Contemporary Society (all Routledge). She is currently working on several other Routledge projects. She is a Lecturer in Media and Communication at Glasgow Caledonian University, UK. www.hbassilmorozow.com