The Ecocritical Psyche
Literature, Evolutionary Complexity and Jung
By (author) Susan Rowland
Ecocritical Psyche by Susan Rowland
Book DescriptionThe Ecocritical Psyche unites literary studies, ecocriticism, Jungian ideas, mythology and complexity evolution theory for the first time, developing the aesthetic aspect of psychology and science as deeply as it explores evolution in Shakespeare and Jane Austen. In this book, Susan Rowland scrutinizes literature to understand how we came to treat 'nature' as separate from ourselves and encourages us to re-think what we call 'human.' By digging into symbolic, mythological and evolutionary fertility in texts such as The Secret Garden, The Tempest, Wuthering Heights and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the book argues that literature is where the imagination, estranged from nature in modernity, is rooted in the non-human other. The Ecocritical Psyche is unique in its interdisciplinary expansion of literature, psyche, science and myth. It develops Jungian aesthetics to show how Jung's symbols correlate with natural signifying, providing analytical psychology with a natural home in ecocritical literary theory. The book is therefore essential reading for seasoned analysts and those in training as well as academics involved in literary studies and Jungian psychology.
Buy Ecocritical Psyche book by Susan Rowland from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780415550949
Classification: Analytical & Jungian psychology
Format: Paperback (234mm x 156mm x 10mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Oct-2011
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
You might also like...
Lament of the Dead by James Hillman
With Jung s Red Book as their point of departure, two leading scholars explore issues relevant to our thinking today."
Introduction to Jungian Psychology by C. G. Jung
In 1925, while transcribing and painting in his "Red Book", C G Jung presented a series of seminars in English. This title features annotations, information from "the Red Book".
Dreams by C. G. Jung
Dream analysis is a distinctive and foundational part of analytical psychology, the school of psychology founded by C G Jung and his successors. This title collects Jung's contributions to the study of dreams and their meaning. It reveals Jung's essential views about dreaming - especially regarding the relationship between language and dream.
Jung the Mystic by Gary Lachman» View more books like these...
Bold and compact, this new biography of Carl Jung fills a gap in the understanding of the pioneering psychiatrist by focusing on the occult and mystical dimension of Jung's life and work, a critical but frequently misunderstood facet of his career.
Books By Author Susan Rowland
C. G. Jung in the Humanities, Paperback (July 2010)» View all books by Susan Rowland
Presents an analysis of the significance of Swiss psychiatrist C G Jung's work to the humanities. This book reveals the secrets of the creative psyche, and explores how the individual fits into the social and psychological collective.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Ecocritical Psyche book by Susan Rowland and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Susan Rowland
Susan Rowland was Professor of English and Jungian Studies at the University of Greenwich, London, and now is Core Faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute, California, USA. She was First Chair of the International Association for Jungian Studies from 2004-2006. Susan's work takes Jung into literary theory and literature into myth; her publications include Jung as a Writer (Routledge, 2005) and Psyche and the Arts (Routledge, 2008).
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
© 2003-2014. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.