Paths of Individuation in Literature and Film

Paths of Individuation in Literature and Film : A Jungian Approach

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In his account of the individuation process, Carl G. Jung describes a spiritual goal for the individual as well as the collective. That process, as exemplified through archetypes in both literature and film, offers the reader insight into the variety and richness those paths may take. In this highly original book, Phyllis Berdt Kenevan provides an analysis of individuation and then explores four different individual paths of characters from Zorba the Greek, House of the Spirits, Crime and Punishment, and Bagdad Cafe. Kenevan then explores ways in which individuation can become a path for the collective, by analyzing My Dinner with Andr, Wings of Desire, and various Dostoevsky novels. An engaging and thought-provoking look at archetypes as vehicles for interpretation, Paths of Individuation in Literature and Film is a must read for courses in personal and social psychology, literary or film interpretation, Jung, and philosophy and more

Product details

  • Hardback | 136 pages
  • 157.7 x 236.2 x 12.7mm | 344.74g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739100165
  • 9780739100165

About Phyllis Berdt Kenevan

Phyllis Berdt Kenevan is Professor of Philosophy Emerita at the University of Colorado and the coeditor of Hypatia: Essays in Comparative Literature, Classics, and Philosophy in Honor of Hazel more

Table of contents

Part 1 INDIVIDUAL PATHS Chapter 2 Nature's Gift: The Individualization of an Ogre Chapter 3 An Anima Run Amok Chapter 4 A Reluctant Victim of Individuation Chapter 5 The Rainmaker of Bagdad Part 6 COLLECTIVE PATHS Chapter 7 The Life of the Spirit in Modern Man: Feast or Famine? Chapter 8 Rebirth, Prophecy, and the Big Dream Chapter 9 Where Angels Dare to Treadshow more