Jungian Archetypes in 20th Century Women's Fiction: The Persona, the Shadow, the Animus and the Self (Women's Studies v. 38)

Jungian Archetypes in 20th Century Women's Fiction: The Persona, the Shadow, the Animus and the Self (Women's Studies v. 38)

By: Lorelei Cederdtram (author)Hardback

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With this the beginning of the new millennium and in the aftermath of the many "hundred-best" lists of the outstanding contributions to culture in the past century, Dr. Cederstrom was struck with the difference between such lists as they would have been written at the turn of the century and those written of late. It is evident that "best books", like the literary canon itself, has been forced to recognize women's achievements.

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Introduction: Definitions and Methodology 1 Chapter One: Masks in the Mirror: The Persona 6 I: Preparing the Face for the World: Theory of the Persona II. The Persona in Women's Fiction Kate Chopin, The Awakening 8 Doris Lessing, "To Room Nineteen" 11 ---. The Summer Before the Dark 12 Margaret Atwood, Lady Oracle 13 Chapter Two: Darkness in the Depths: The Shadow I. Theory of the Shadow and its Literary Applications 25 Carl Jung, Erich Neumann, Connie Zweig, et.al. II. From Galactic Evil to the Crone in the Mirror: The Shadow in Doris Lessing's Novels 29 The Golden Notebook 30 Diary of a Good Neighbor 32 The Fifth Child 33 Canopus in Argos: Archives 37 III. The Medusa Face: From Bag Lady to Madwoman in the Novels of Marge Piercey The Longings of Women 38 Woman on the Edge of Time 48 IV. Race Relations and the Shadow of Blackness in the Novels of Toni Morrison A. Race and Shadow: Jungian Theory, James Baldwin and Richard Wright 56 B. Blackness and the Literary Imagination: From Wright to Morrison 60 C. Scapegoating and the Shadow in The Bluest Eye 61 D. Racism, Slavery and the Shadow in Morrison's Beloved 70 E. The Sticky Shadow in Morrison's Tar Baby 74 V. My Mother, My Sister, My Shadow, Myself A. Mothers and Sisters in the Novels of Amy Tan 85 The Joy Luck Club 86 The Hundred Secret Senses 94 B. Imagination, Limitation and the Sister Shadow in A.S. Byatt's The Game 98 VI. The Significance of the Shadow: Conclusions 108 Chapter Three: The Creative or Destructive Animus: "Becoming the Men We Wanted To Marry" I. Animosity: Defining the Animus, Controversy and Concord 110 A. "Masculine" and "Feminine" Attributes: The Controversy B. Toward Concord: New Definitions of the Contra-sexual Other 116 II. Refathering the Wounded Daughters of the Patriarchy 122 Constance Beresford Howe, Prospero's Daughter 124 Marilyn French, Our Father 127 Anne Rivers Siddons, Homeplace 139 III. Sexual Awakening and the Animus: Beastly and Other Lovers 145 A. The Animus at Adolescence Edith Wharton, Summer 147 B. The Career Woman and the Beastly Man 151 Marion Engel, Bear 152 C. The Nebulous Animus Margaret Laurence, A Jest of God 159 D. Beyond Gender: The Animus in The Color Purple 164 E. The Animus as Muse in Female Kunstlerroman 168 R.A. Dick, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir 170 Margaret Drabble, The Waterfall 174 Erica Jong, Every Woman's Blues 180 F. The Animus and Women of "a Certain Age" 185 Constance Beresford Howe, The Book of Eve 186 Doris Lessing, Love, Again 193 Marilyn French, My Summer with George 196 Chapter Four: The End of the Journey: The Self 200 I. Attaining Selfhood at Middle Age Margaret Drabble, The Middle Ground 201 Doris Lessing, Memoirs of a Survivor 203 Margaret Laurence, The Diviners 205 II. The Completed Individuation Journey: Paradigms in Women's Literature 207 A. The Regeneration of Time in Margaret Atwood's Surfacing 207 B. Individuation in Shades of Gray: Rachel Cameron's Psychological Journey in Margaret Laurence's A Jest of God 221 Conclusion: Final Notes Toward an Archetypal Approach to Women's Literature 227

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  • publication date: 31/12/2001
  • ISBN13: 9780773470590
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9780773470590
  • ISBN10: 077347059X

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