Jungian Film Studies: The Essential Guide by Helena Bassil-morozowJungian Film Studies: The Essential Guide by Helena Bassil-morozow

Jungian Film Studies: The Essential Guide

byHelena Bassil-morozow, Luke HockleyEditorHelena Bassil-morozow

Hardcover | December 12, 2016

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Jungian film studies is a fast-growing academic field, but Jungian and post-Jungian concepts are still new to many academics and film critics. Helena Bassil-Morozow and Luke Hockley presentJungian Film Studies: The Essential Guide,the first book to bring together all the different strands, issues and arguments in the discipline, and guide the reader through the various ways in which Jungian psychology can be applied to moving images.

Bassil-Morozow and Hockley cover a range of Jungian concepts including the collective unconscious, archetypes, the individuation process, alchemy, and signs and symbols, showing how they can be used to discuss the core cinematic issues such as narrative structure, gender, identity, genre, authorship, and phenomenology. The authors argue that, as a place where the unconscious and conscious meet, cinema offers the potential for imagery that is psychologically potent, meaningful, and that plays a role in our personal psychological development.

This much-needed book, which bridges the space between Jungian concepts and traditional film theory, will be essential reading for scholars and students of Analytical Psychology, psychoanalysis, Jungian film studies, media, film and cultural studies, psychosocial psychology and clinical psychology. It will also appeal to analytical psychologists, psychotherapists and readers with an interest in film analysis.

Helena Bassil-Morozow, PhD, is a cultural philosopher, media and film scholar, and academic writer whose many'publications includeTim Burton: The Monster and the Crowd, The Trickster in Contemporary FilmandThe Trickster and the System: Identity and Agency in Contemporary Society(all Routledge).She is currently working on several other ...
Title:Jungian Film Studies: The Essential GuideFormat:HardcoverDimensions:210 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:December 12, 2016Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415531446

ISBN - 13:9780415531443


Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. Introduction . Part 1: Methods The context of Jungian film studies  2. Using Jung to analyse visual narratives: tools and concepts  3. Jungian psychology: signs and symbols  Part 2: Applications 4. Combining different methodologies in visual narrative analysis  5. The auteur theory: a Jungian view  6. Film genres and archetypes  7. Jungian vs. Freudians: gender, identity and sexuality on screen  8. The body: phenomenology and cinema  Bibliography  List of names  Index