International Handbook of Jungian Film Studies


Winner of the International Association of Jungian Studies Book Award, 2018

“Jungian Film Studies has been energetically pushing open the doors of the academy for years. Now, with this volume, full entry has been achieved. The book is reliable, fascinating and beautifully put together.”  Professor Andrew Samuels, Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex.

“Hockley and his colleagues have essentially resisted the ‘confirmation bias’ of much contemporary film theory in this innovative and insightful collection. Enjoying a rich balance between determining embodied meanings and insinuating wider cultural affect in film, the essays are as valuable for the clinician as the theorist. Repositioning cinema as a font of psychological and emotional questions beyond the imprimatur of Freudian and Lacanian readings, this international collection speaks to the theory, therapy and thought the image has always promised to offer, and in many of these analyses, is here so usefully revealed.” —Professor Paul Wells, Animation Academy, Loughborough University.

Excellent work on Psychoanalytic Film Studies. Thank you for the scientific advances!
Fundamental to an artistic field where how-to-books still have an excessive presence.

Maria Guilhermina Castro University Professor at  Escola das Artes – Som e Imagem  UCP, Oporto, Portugal.