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Psyche and the Arts


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Rowland, Introduction. Cusick, Psyche and the Artist: Jung and the Poet. Part I: Getting into Art: Jungian (Immanent) Criticism. Dawson, The Discovery of the Personal Unconscious: Robinson Crusoe and Modern Identity. Huskinson, Archetypal Dwelling, Building Individuation. Parker, On Painting, Substance and Psyche. Martinez, Haruki Murakami's Reimagining of Sophocles' Oedipus'. Reiber, Psyche, Imagination and Art. Stephenson, How Myrtle Gordon Addresses Her Suffering: Jung's Concept of Possession and John Cassavetes's Opening Night. Vasileva, The Father, the Dark Child and the Mob that Kills Him: Tim Burton's Representation of the Creative Artist. Part II: Challenging the Critical Space. Fredericksen, Stripping Bare the Images. Bishop, Psyche and Imagination in Goethe and Jung. Almen, Jung's Function-attitudes in Music Composition and Discourse. Connolly, Jung in the Twilight Zone: The Psychological Functions of the Horror Film. Gardner, Writing About Nothing. Part III: Making/Interpreting Art in the World. Giosa, The Poetical Word: Towards an Imaginal Language. Robbins, Healing with the Alchemical Imagination in the Undergraduate Classroom. Paixao Anastacio de Paula, The Serenity of the Senex: Using Brazilian Folk Tales as an Alternative Approach to `Entrepreneurship' in University Education.

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Reader in English and Jungian Studies at the University of Greenwich, UK


"This book contains a number of remarkable essays, including the introduction by editor Susan Rowland. These essays make important use of Jung's psychology in their exploration of the psychic interiority of art as well as offering a 'renewed and numious space for the making, appreciation and criticism of art in our time'... I believe the essays in this book have much to contribute to the interface between Jungian concepts and the practice, appreciation and assessment of the creative arts." - Mary Dougherty, Journal of Analytical Psychology, Vol. 54, No. 4, 2009

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