|Position in department||On leave Spring, Summer, Autumn 2013
|E-mail||rmain (non Essex users should add @essex.ac.uk)
|Telephone||4842 (non Essex users should add 01206-87 to the beginning of this number)
|Office hours||By appointment; please email
- Historical, philosophical, religious and cultural contexts of the work of C. G. Jung;
- Depth psychology (especially Jungian psychology), religion and modernity;
- Analytical psychology and society;
|Publications||Link to publications for Roderick Main
I am currently supervising the following PhD students:
- Bob Langan, 'Jung and Spinoza: locating the universal'
- Xiao You, 'Archetype and archetypal image in Chinese myths and legends'
- Giovanni Colacicchi, 'The position of ethics in analytical psychology and philosophical counselling'
- Henriette Heide-Jorgensen, 'Religion and transformation'
- Patrick Schotanus, 'The archetypal market hypothesis: a complex psychology perspective on the market's mind' (co-supervised with Dr Andrew Wood, Essex Business School)
- Christian McMillan, 'Archetypal Intuition: Jung and Bergson' (co-supervised with Dr Matt ffytche)
- Valeria Cespedes, 'The Virgin Mary in Zeitoun: an investigation of the Marian apparitions'
- Steve Myers, 'Mythology for Christians: dreaming onwards the Christian myth'
- Christina Sjöström, 'To what extent is New Age spiritual development qualitatively similar to Jungian individuation?'
- Teodora Velletri, 'Mircea Eliade and depth psychology'
- Marcel van den Akker, 'The concept of renunciation in religion and analytical psychology'
I have supervised the following successful doctoral theses:
- Mathew Mather, 'The alchemical Mercurius: esoteric symbol of Jung's life and works' (2013, PhD)
- Kevin Lu, 'Jung and history' (2011, PhD)
- Christine Driver, 'The Holy Mother and the shadow of death: the psychological impact of conflated shadows and Catholicism' (2009, D. An. Psych.)
- Lloyd Keane, 'Routes of wholeness: Jung and the western esoteric tree of life' (2006, PhD)
- Trudy Bendayan, 'Ecce mulier: Nietzsche and the eternal feminine—an analytical psychological perspective' (2005, PhD)
- Lucy Huskinson, 'Nietzsche and Jung: the whole self in the union of opposites' (2002, PhD, co-supervised with Professor Simon Critchley)