I am seeking a publisher for my PhD thesis, which was the first comprehensive Jungian analysis of John Keats. Does anyone have any suggestions?Jungian publishers tend to avoid literary criticism,...

I am seeking a publisher for my PhD thesis, which was the first comprehensive Jungian analysis of John Keats. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Jungian publishers tend to avoid literary criticism, while literary criticism tends to avoid Jungian perspectives on Romanticism. What possible publishers might be willing to venture into this new territory? I've been out of this entire field for about 12 years, so am trying to find my way back in.

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I was in a very similar position a couple of months ago and the suggestion that I got was: Publish outside of the field.

There are open calls for papers all the time in the Journal of Psycholinguistics, and Creative Writing Journals that may not be entirely connected to Jungian philosophy, but the investigation that you conducted, and the information that you will bring on to the table can serve as a contribution to the field in general, either if its the field of psychology, or the field of literature.

In cross-curricular research the best part is the opportunities to get yourself published in diverse areas. Even a journal of education can help you get published because, again, the information that you are bringing can serve as research-based material for a college course on Keats, etc.

If you are talking about a book, if you go independent you can publish whatever u want but in this day and age Electronic Journals are kind of killing the book business.

Here are some I would suggest:

Project Muse (link Included)

The Grain (link included also)- and I include a lot more in the third link. Good luck!

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I am a publisher and can publish most kind of theses, especially literary theses, through the POD (print on demand) system. I have written five theses, three of them doctoral theses, so know the ropes & am familiar with the footnoting system of the MLA Style Sheet. (I was a professor of English and head of a University English Department for ten years.) See my website at www.diadembooks.com

Charles Muller, MA (Wales), PhD (London), DLitt (OFS), DEd (SA)

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Thanks to the kind folk who have offered helpful suggestions for where to get my Keats thesis published. To read a brief Preface and synopsis of the proposed book, go to www.jungcircle.com/path.html

I'd of course welcome feedback!

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I was in a very similar position a couple of months ago and the suggestion that I got was: Publish outside of the field.

There are open calls for papers all the time in the Journal of Psycholinguistics, and Creative Writing Journals that may not be entirely connected to Jungian philosophy, but the investigation that you conducted, and the information that you will bring on to the table can serve as a contribution to the field in general, either if its the field of psychology, or the field of literature.

In cross-curricular research the best part is the opportunities to get yourself published in diverse areas. Even a journal of education can help you get published because, again, the information that you are bringing can serve as research-based material for a college course on Keats, etc.

If you are talking about a book, if you go independent you can publish whatever u want but in this day and age Electronic Journals are kind of killing the book business.

Here are some I would suggest:

Project Muse (link Included)

The Grain (link included also)- and I include a lot more in the third link. Good luck!

Thankyou for your helpful suggestions - I shall follow them and see where they lead - then let you know if I have any success. If all else fails, I may self-publish through University of America Press.

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