News & Events
November 13, 2012
Psychologist Susan Rowland will present, "Re-Inventing 'Classics' in the Ecocritical Engaged Humanities," at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28 in UNC Asheville's Highsmith University Union, Alumni Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
Rowland's lecture will focus on the three developments she says changed classics and humanities and how we view them from an environmental standpoint. Those three are the invention of psychoanalysis, or "depth psychology," the concept of ecology, and the redefining of hero myths through detective fiction.
Rowland is the author of "The Ecocritical Psyche: Literature, Evolutionary Complexity and Jung," (Routledge, 2011), "C.G. Jung in the Humanities: Taking the Soul's Path," (Spring Journal Books, 2010), "Psyche and the Arts: Jungian Approaches to Music, Architecture, Literature, Painting and Film," (Routledge, 2008), "Jung as a Writer," (Routledge, 2005) and "From Agatha Christie to Ruth Rendell: British Women Writers in Detective and Crime Fiction," (Palgrave Macmillan, 2001). She is associate academic director of hybrid programs at Pacifica Graduate Institute, a California graduate school offering programs in the study of depth psychology.
This lecture is sponsored by the NEH Distinguished Teaching Professor of Humanities. For more information, call 828.251.6808.