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.
sovereignty. But it is more likely that the world system will go
through a prolonged period of turbulence and wars provoked by sudden changes and increasingly
unstable alliances, precisely because it is reproducing the history of the formation of the
European state system on a planetary scale.
Translated from Portugese by Juliano Fiori.
In the psychological and psychoanalytical theories of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, as in the
structural anthropology of Claude Lévi-Strauss, mythology occupies a
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
solidarity with the
Exiles and internal emigrants
In the wake of the Holocaust, many German intellectuals were debating the
concept of ‘collective guilt’, arguably coined by the Swiss psychoanalyst Carl
Jung. Jeffrey Olick’s (2007) essay on the public debate in relation to what
became known as ‘the Other Germany’ helps me to begin thinking about the
potentialities of what has been glibly dubbed ‘the Other Israel’ (Carey and
Shainin 2002). Olick makes a case for studying the legacies of perpetration
which serve to understand ‘our moral and political thinking