Post-Jungian Criticism: Theory and Practice

Editor : James S. Baumlin, Editor : George H. Jensen, Editor : Tina F. Baumlin

Post-Jungian Criticism: Theory and Practice

Book Details

  • Publisher : State University of New York Press
  • Published : January 2004
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Category :
    Jung and Analytical Psychology
  • Catalogue No : 92694
  • ISBN 13 : 9780791459584
  • ISBN 10 : 0791459586

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Rereads Jung in light of contemporary theoretical concerns, and offers a variety of examples of post-Jungian literary and cultural criticism.

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This groundbreaking collection brings the range and diversity of post-Jungian thought into the realm of contemporary literary and cultural criticism. These essays explore, expand, critique, and apply post-Jungian critical theory as they revisit and reread Jung's own writings from numerous perspectives. No longer treated as a source of clear, unequivocal, authoritative pronouncement, Jung's writings are themselves subjected to critical, deconstructive readings, and several of the essays confront head-on Jung's evident racism, antifeminism, anti-Semitism, and political conservatism. While not downplaying such charges, the contributors outline an alternative, post-Jungian theory responsive to contemporary feminist, postcolonial, and poststructural concerns. The result is not just a critical reinterpretation but, more important, a regeneration of Jungian thought.

"A book like this one can establish...that academic literary studies, in an alliance with analytical psychology, can broaden, enlighten, and penetrate people to the marrow." - from the Foreword by Andrew Samuels

"This is a serious and balanced study that offers new perspectives on Jung's work after his having been isolated from academic discourse for many years. I think interest in this book will grow as a generation of critics who were not exposed to Jung begins to discover his work again and see that he was a true visionary of the last century." - Dennis Patrick Slattery, author of The Wounded Body: Remembering the Markings of Flesh

Contributors include Sophia Andres, J. R. Atfield, James S. Baumlin, Tita French Baumlin, Oliver Davis, Andrew Elkins, Luke Hockley, George H. Jensen, James T. Jones, Rebecca Meacham, Marcia Nichols, Keith Polette, Sally Porterfield, Susan Rowland, and Andrew Samuels.

James S. Baumlin, Tita French Baumlin, and George H. Jensen are Professors of English at Southwest Missouri State University. James S. Baumlin is the author of John Donne and the Rhetorics of Renaissance Discourse; the coeditor (with Tita French Baumlin) of Ethos: New Essays in Rhetorical and Critical Theory; and (with Phillip Sipiora) of Rhetoric and Kairos: Essays in History, Theory, and Praxis, also published by SUNY Press. George H. Jensen is the author of many books, including, most recently, Identities Across Texts.

About the Editor(s)

George H. Jensen, PhD, is a professor of English at Southwest Missouri State University. He has taught composition and developmental studies at college level and has published several books, including From Texts to Text: Mastering Academic Discourse, and is co-author of Personality and the Teaching of Composition.

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