My academic books bring Jung into literary criticism, feminism and recently, transdisciplinarity and arts-based research. I also publish criticism of detective fiction, particularly by women, as I see this genre as bringing grail myth rejuvenating energies into today. Also, I am developing my own arts-based research in the forthcoming Mary Wandwalker novels.
A simple job turns deadly when Mary Wandwalker, novice detective, is hired to chaperone a young American, Rhiannon, to the Oxford University Summer School on the ancient Celts. Worried by a rhetoric of blood sacrifice, Mary and her operatives, Caroline, and Anna, attend a sacrifice at a sacred well. They discover that those who fail to individuate their gods become possessed by them.
Goddesses long neglected such as hearth-guardian Hestia, wild Artemis, Athena protector of the city and Aphrodite of the beauty that inspires love, these prove to re-surface in contemporary detective fiction in this stunning study of female archetypes. Learn more
Jungian Arts-Based Research and "The Nuclear Enchantment of New Mexico" provides clear, accessible and in-depth guidance both for arts-based researchers using Jung’s ideas and for Jungian scholars undertaking arts-based research. Learn more
The Ecocritical Psyche unites literary studies, ecocriticism, Jungian ideas, mythology and complexity evolution theory for the first time, developing the aesthetic aspect of psychology and science as deeply as it explores evolution in Shakespeare and Jane Austen. Learn more
In Jungian Literary Criticism: the Essential Guide, Susan Rowland demonstrates how ideas such as archetypes, the anima, and animus, the unconscious and synchronicity can be applied to the analysis of literature. Learn more
Jung as a Writer traces a relationship between Jung and literature by analyzing his texts using the methodology of literary theory. This investigation serves to illuminate the literary nature of Jung's writing in order to shed new light on his psychology and its relationship with literature as a cultural practice.
Jung: A Feminist Revision looks at neglected work by women close to Jung and considers the variety of ways Jung can be developed in the twenty-first century in relation to myth, goddess, psychoanalysis, performativity and gender studies.
The book is a study of major and neglected women novelists: Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, Margery Allingham, Ngaio Marsh, P. D. James and Ruth Rendell. It explores their sense of Englishness, social commentary, religious implications and the unconscious engines of the plots.
Dionysus is invoked in the writing of C. G. Jung and James Hillman as the dual necessity to adopt and dismiss literature for their archetypal vision of the psyche or soul Susan Rowland describes an emerging paradigm for... Read more
Psyche and the Arts challenges existing ideas about the relationship between Jung and art, and offers exciting new dimensions to key issues such as the role of image in popular culture, and the division of psyche and matter in art form.
Bringing Jungian literary criticism into feminist theory, postcolonialism and historicist criticism, C. G. Jung and Literary Theory also explores major novelists directly influenced by Jung: Read more