Other literary critics dismiss jungian literary criticism because it places an outside construction on a text and basically results in the same conclusions again and again there is certainly some truth to the criticism. The myth criticism of northrop frye accepts that psychiatry cannot judge the aesthetic value of literature but does claim to categorize objectively and universally1 examples of jungian literary analysis maud bodkin archetypal patterns in poetry 1934 lillian feder ancient myth in modern poetry 1971. The accessible approach of jungian literary criticism the essential guide will appeal to academics and students of literary studies jungian and post jungian studies literary theory environmental humanities and ecocentrism it will also be of interest to jungian analysts and therapists in training and in practice. Jungian criticism is a type of literary criticism based on the theories of carl jung a psychiatrist who was a disciple of sigmund freud jung later developed his own theory of analytical psychology a theory that differs markedly from the psychoanalytic theory of freud. Jungian literary criticism presents a comprehensive theoretical foundation for a tradition of study that has included some of the leading critics of our time this collection provides critics writers psychologists and others interested in the relationship between psychology and literature with classics of jungian literary analysis and with the work of contemporary scholars building on that
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