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Hero-Ego in Search of Self

A Jungian Reading of "Beowulf

Judy Anne White

In Hero-Ego in Search of Self, Judy Anne White offers a perceptive explanation for continued interest in the Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf. Building upon the earlier work of Jeffery Helterman and John Miles Foley, she argues that the sum of all confrontations between hero and monster in Beowulf equals the process of individual psychological development identified by Carl Jung as individuation. Dr. White’s study proposes that the hero’s struggle is the universal struggle towards self-knowledge – and that Beowulf thus resonates for the contemporary reader as it did for the poet’s original audience.
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Cultura Popular

Studies in Spanish and Latin American Popular Culture

Shelley Godsland and Anne White

The papers collected in this volume are a selection from the proceedings of the Cultura Popular conference held at Manchester Metropolitan University in September 1999. The essays deal with aspects of contemporary Spanish or Latin American popular culture, and with the problematics of applying theories of Cultural Studies to these contexts. A diverse range of popular cultural forms is covered by contributors including mural art, artesanía, horror film, advertising, music, telenovela, television, literature and tourism, and case studies are drawn from Spain, Argentina, Peru and Mexico.