In Shirley Jackson‘s novel The Haunting of Hill House, the tropes of haunting, telepathy, and clairvoyance serve to remind us that there is more to alterity than the shattering of the autos. In Jackson‘s novel, these tropes lead us to reconsider what we mean by subjectivity for, beyond the question of consciousness, they also destabilize what Sonu Shamdasani refers to as the “singular notion of the ‘unconscious’ that has dominated twentieth century thought,” especially via Freudian psychoanalysis. By drawing upon Carl Jung‘s theory of synchronicity in relation to quantum theory, this paper argues that Jackson‘s novel challenges certain classical models of human consciousness and subjectivity as well as psychoanalytic models of interpretation.
The essay explores Ann Radcliffe‘s complex notion of sensibility in The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794) and considers the relationship between the servant class and the young Emily St Aubert. It is argued that the servants’ deployment of the comic Gothic moderates and qualifies Emily‘s heightened sensibility and facilitates her fashioning herself as a woman whose actions are informed by a working together of sensibility and reason, rather than an unquestioning trust in superstition. The comic mode, in that regard, serves as an important element in the development of Emily‘s personality and highlights the dangers of too excessive an indulgence of refined sensibility.
state system on a planetary scale. Notes 1 Translated from Portugese by Juliano Fiori. 2 In the psychological and psychoanalytical theories of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, as in the
structural anthropology of Claude Lévi-Strauss, mythology occupies a central place in
the history of human thought and in the cultural expressions of great civilisations, because it
synthesises, symbolically, thoughts and truths that transcend space and time. 3 ‘And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one
language; and this they begin to do
The Asian financial crisis of 1997-98 shook the foundations of the global economy and what began as a localised currency crisis soon engulfed the entire Asian region. This book explores what went wrong and how did the Asian economies long considered 'miracles' respond, among other things. The combined effects of growing unemployment, rising inflation, and the absence of a meaningful social safety-net system, pushed large numbers of displaced workers and their families into poverty. Resolving Thailand's notorious non-performing loans problem will depend on the fortunes of the country's real economy, and on the success of Thai Asset Management Corporation (TAMC). Under International Monetary Fund's (IMF) oversight, the Indonesian government has also taken steps to deal with the massive debt problem. After Indonesian Debt Restructuring Agency's (INDRA) failure, the Indonesian government passed the Company Bankruptcy and Debt Restructuring and/or Rehabilitation Act to facilitate reorganization of illiquid, but financially viable companies. Economic reforms in Korea were started by Kim Dae-Jung. the partial convertibility of the Renminbi (RMB), not being heavy burdened with short-term debt liabilities, and rapid foreign trade explains China's remarkable immunity to the "Asian flu". The proposed sovereign debt restructuring mechanism (SDRM) (modeled on corporate bankruptcy law) would allow countries to seek legal protection from creditors that stand in the way of restructuring, and in exchange debtors would have to negotiate with their creditors in good faith.
personality embodied in them. In the twilight of the Victorian era, new
psychological models were emerging that conceptualised the self as a
series of conscious and unconscious layers. Freud and C. G. Jung, it can
be argued, took a particular interest in Haggard because they saw in his
novels an implicit model of the self that corresponded closely to their
own explicit models.
Read in this spirit, Haggard
to suggest that Thomas’s ‘project’ in autobiography has much in
common with Carl Jung’s theories of the subconscious and unconscious
as he writes of them in his Memories, Dreams, Reflections (1961). Chapter
2 is devoted almost exclusively to a detailed investigation of Thomas’s
poems as a guide to the crucial aspects of his own project of poetic autobiography.
‘The door to myself’
‘This To Do’ (Pieta, 1966) is a good place to start, not only because it
falls ‘on the cusp’, as it were, of Thomas’s geographical move and a
mythical subject matter (employed widely by modernist writers37),
Jung’s theory is also consulted in an interpretation of Ford’s fantastical
fictional visions – Jung wrote in a letter to Freud in 1900 of the need to
rekindle the religious, mythic urge, based on symbol.38 Other evidence
(including that in this chapter) suggests this rekindling was already
Positive fiction I: The ‘Half Moon’
In 1902 Ford wrote and published a book on the subject of his ‘sinister’
uncle, Dante Gabriel Rossetti. It is a text that concentrates more than
A reading of Charles Olson’s ‘The Lordly and Isolate Satyrs’
be compared to Allen Ginsberg’s ‘Howl’,
Robert Frank’s photographs in The Americans, Kenneth Anger’s film
Scorpio Rising, and the social posture of cool rebellion in Hollywood
movies and Pop songs of the era.
‘The Lordly and Isolate Satyrs’ was written in April 1956 and based
on a dream. A serious reader of Freud and Jung, Olson believed that
dreams supply essential psychic information that cannot be obtained
by other means. The narrative voice of the poem bears the hallmark of
Section IV: History
In 1960–62, a large number of white autochthonous parents in Southall became very concerned that the sudden influx of largely non-Anglophone Indian immigrant children in local schools would hold back their children’s education. It was primarily to placate such fears that ‘dispersal’ (or ‘bussing’) was introduced in areas such as Southall and Bradford, as well as to promote the integration of mostly Asian children. It consisted in sending busloads of immigrant children to predominantly white suburban schools, in an effort to ‘spread the burden’. This form of social engineering went on until the early 1980s. This book, by mobilising local and national archival material as well as interviews with formerly bussed pupils in the 1960s and 1970s, reveals the extent to which dispersal was a flawed policy, mostly because thousands of Asian pupils were faced with racist bullying on the playgrounds of Ealing, Bradford, etc. It also investigates the debate around dispersal and the integration of immigrant children, e.g. by analysing the way some Local Education Authorities (Birmingham, London) refused to introduce bussing. It studies the various forms that dispersal took in the dozen or so LEAs where it operated. Finally, it studies local mobilisations against dispersal by ethnic associations and individuals. It provides an analysis of debates around ‘ghetto schools’, ‘integration’, ‘separation’, ‘segregation’ where quite often the US serves as a cognitive map to make sense of the English situation.
In this broad sweep, Mayo explores dominant European discourses of higher education, in the contexts of different globalisations and neoliberalism, and examines its extension to a specific region. It explores alternatives in thinking and practice including those at the grassroots, also providing a situationally grounded project of university–community engagement. Signposts for further directions for higher education lifelong learning, with a social justice purpose, are provided.