By S. Rowland
C. G. Jung and Literary concept treatments an important omission in literary experiences by way of doing for Jung and poststructuralist literary theories what has already been completed for Freud and Lacan. supplying considerably new Jungian theories of deconstruction, feminism, the physique, sexuality, spirituality, postcolonialism, and reader-response, the publication additionally investigates the debatable occult and fascist background of Jung. through the use of the paintings of Derrida, Kristeva, and Irigaray and in addition studying Jungian fiction, this e-book transforms glossy literary concept in methods which at the same time critique Jung's paintings.
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So how does Archetypal Psychology differ in clinical practice from traditional Jungian analysis? Hillman stresses the desire to escape from the ego's concerns. Unlike Jung's formations, the dream does not have a message for conscious life: its aim is to ditch the ego, to allow it to 'die' into a multifarious psyche of autonomous images. Consequently, Jung's technique of amplification (where the dreamer's conscious associations to a dream image are explored), is modified to amplifying the image alone.
However, it is a goal never reached and an unconscious being that encompasses all varieties of oppositions including gender and to which the ego must develop an abject relationship. Jung does not use the word 'abject', of course, but describes a position whereby the ego is not fully differentiated from the self which is greater, creative and will remain largely unconscious so without perceptible boundaries. He even writes of the unconscious as a whole giving birth to consciousness, an unconscious prior to gender formation.
Dependent on the tension of opposites'. 36 However, despite the metaphysical logocentrism of the self, archetypal images already operate upon a principle of difference and deferral. Since Jung regarded the psyche as essentially autonomous, then psychic images are signs within their own system utilising a semiotics of difference. The psychic image is not wedded to a referent in the exterior world but gains its being by its difference from other images in manifesting the ungraspable autonomous psyche.
C. G. Jung and Literary Theory: The Challenge from Fiction by S. Rowland