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Dr Kevin Lu

Senior Lecturer
Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Dr Kevin Lu
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  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 874971

  • Location

    5A.123, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    By appointment

Profile

Biography

I am currently co-supervising the following PhD candidates: -- Louise Austin --Briony Clarke --Debbie Phung

Research and professional activities

Research interests

C G Jung, analytical psychology, Jungian and Post-Jungian theory

Open to supervise

psychoanalytic history and psychohistory, especially the application of analytical psychology to the discipline of history

Open to supervise

oral history

Open to supervise

historiography

Open to supervise

transgenerational transmission of trauma

Open to supervise

Chinese/Vietnamese Diaspora

Open to supervise

Psychology of Religion

Open to supervise

Conferences and presentations

Being Disenchanted with Re-enchantment: A Critical Reappraisal of the Theory of Cultural Complexes. The First Regional Conference of the International Association for Jungian Studies, SOAS, University of London, 07/2011

London, United Kingdom, 2011

Chinas Suppression of Tibetan Protests. The 2nd International Conference of the International Association for Jungian Studies, Cardiff University, 07/2009

Cardiff, United Kingdom, 2009

Adumbrations of a Jungian Psychohistory. Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society: A Postgraduate Conference, Middlesex University, 06/2009

London, United Kingdom, 2009

The Possession of Thomas Darling. Religion: New Perspectives, University of Essex, 06/2008

Colchester, United Kingdom, 2008

The Possession of Thomas Darling. Research Symposium for Postgraduate Students, Darwin College, University of Kent, 05/2008

Canterbury, United Kingdom, 2008

Toynbee and Jung: Higher Religions and the Creation of a Psycho-Global Historical Approach. CPS Research Student Week, University of Essex, 05/2008

Colchester, United Kingdom, 2008

A Response to Peter Homanss Article, C. G. Jung: Christian or Post-Christian Psychologist? The Jungian Society for Scholarly Studies Vth Annual Conference, University of Toronto, Canada, 06/2006

Toronto, Canada, 2006

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Popular Film, Literature and Television: A Psychoanalytic Approach (Freud and Jung) (PA108)

  • Critical Analysis of Psychodynamic Theory and Practice (PA121)

  • The Psychosocial Imagination (PA134)

  • Advanced Jungian and Post-Jungian Approaches (PA402)

  • Current Debates in Psychosocial Studies (PA407)

  • Pre-Sessional Module on Basic Jungian Concepts (PA702)

  • Research Skills and Methods in Depth Psychology (PA915)

  • Key Texts of C G Jung (PA971)

  • Jung in Contexts: Historical, Philosophical, Cultural (PA972)

  • Selected Applications of Analytical Psychology (PA974)

  • MA Dissertation (PA981)

  • Trauma and Recovery: A Psychodynamic Approach (PA223)

  • Critical Debates in Childhood and Childhood Studies (PA943)

Previous supervision

Camilla Luisa Giambonini
Camilla Luisa Giambonini
Thesis title: The Meaning of Sexting for Teenagers: A Social Representational, Post-Jungian Investigation.
Degree subject: Psychoanalytic Studies
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 10/2/2022
Gillian Pamela Walker
Gillian Pamela Walker
Thesis title: Bdsm as a Search for the Container-Contained Experience: An Object-Relations Approach to the Problem of Masochism
Degree subject: Psychoanalytic Studies
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 24/9/2021
Camila Souza Novaes
Camila Souza Novaes
Thesis title: Corruption: Brazilian Experience and Post-Jungian Perspectives
Degree subject: Psychoanalytic Studies
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 12/5/2020
Martyna Chrzescijanska
Martyna Chrzescijanska
Thesis title: Psychogeography, Psychotherapy and Psychogeotherapy: A Critique of Containing Space in Therapeutic Work
Degree subject: Psychoanalytic Studies
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 20/1/2020
Giselle Manica
Giselle Manica
Thesis title: Primordial Mental Activity; Archetypal Constellations in Mystical Experiences and in the Creative Processes of Psychotic Patients
Degree subject: Psychoanalytic Studies
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 18/1/2019
Huan Wang
Huan Wang
Thesis title: Clinical Aspects of Traditional and Contemporary Narratives of Femininity and Masculinity in Intimate Relationships in China Today : Jungian and Post-Jungian Perspectives
Degree subject: Psychoanalytic Studies
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 18/1/2019
Orsolya Lukacs
Orsolya Lukacs
Thesis title: C. G. Jung and Albert Einstein: From the Physical to the Psychical Relativity of Space and Time
Degree subject: Psychoanalytic Studies
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 5/6/2018

Publications

Journal articles (14)

Lu, K., Merritt, F. and Merritt, D., Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Revisited. Psychological Perspectives

Lu, K., Kaluzeviciute, G. and Sharp, W., Things can only get Stranger: theoretical and clinical reflections on Netflix’s Stranger Things. Journal of Popular Culture

Lu, K., Howe, A., Jones, M. and Bowden, C., Processes of Change in a Therapeutic Community: a case study. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Lu, K. and Merritt, F., Hollywood’s Original and New Golden Ages of Mental Illness Films. Communication Review

Lu, K., Transformative Education in Jungian and Post-Jungian Studies. Journal of Psychosocial Studies

Lu, K. and Yeoman, A., The Year of the Child: Akira, Greta Thunberg and the development of Jungian Psychosocial Studies. Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society

Lu, K., The Essex School of Jungian and Post-Jungian Studies. International Journal of Jungian Studies

Lu, K., (2020). Racial Hybridity Jungian and Post-Jungian Perspectives. International Journal of Jungian Studies. 12 (1), 11-40

Merritt, F., Merritt, D. and Lu, K., (2018). A Jungian Interpretation of the Hunger Games: a myth that defines our times. Jung Journal. 12 (3), 26-44

Lu, KK., (2014). a Jungian Psychohistory: A. J. Tonybee's use of analytical psychology in his theory of civilizations. International Journal of Jungian Studies. 6 (1), 52-68

Lu, K., (2013). Can individual psychology explain social phenomena? An appraisal of the theory of cultural complexes. Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society

Lu, K., (2013). Reply to Thomas Singer. Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society. 18 (4), 416-422

Lu, K., (2012). Jung, History and His Approach to the Psyche. Journal of Jungian Scholarly Studies. 8 (9), 1-24

Lu, K., (2009). The Possession of Thomas Darling: Adumbrations of a Jungian Psychohistory. Rebus: A Journal of Art History and Theory. 3, 1-32

Books (3)

Lu, K. and Merritt, F., Mad Hatters of Tinseltown: the evolution of portrayals of mental illness in Hollywood films

Lu, K. and Yeoman, A., Jung's Collected Works: The Basics.

Lu, K., C. G. Jung, Psychoanalysis, and the Historical Imagination

Book chapters (5)

Lu, K., (2021). Preface. In: The Plural Turn in Jungian and Post-Jungian Studies The Work of Andrew Samuels. Editors: Carpani, S., . Routledge. 1000346994. 9781000346992

Lu, K., (2018). Teaching Jung in the Academy: the representation of comic book heroes on the big screen. Editors: Hockley, L., . Routledge. 9781317213109

Lu, KK., (2017). Piecing the Story Together: the Political and Psychological Aspects of Oral History Interviewing in the Chinese/Vietnamese Diaspora. In: Analysis and Activism: Social and Political Contributions of Jungian Psychology. Editors: Kiehl, E., Saban, M. and Samuels, A., . Routledge. 97- 104

Lu, K., (2014). Foreword. In: Analytical Psychology Its Theory and Practice. Routledge. 1317677692. 9781317677697

Lu, K., (2010). Jung and History: Adumbrations of a post Jungian approach to psychoanalytic history. In: Sexual Revolutions: Psychoanalysis, History and the Father. Editors: Heuer, G., . Routledge. 11- 34. 9780415570435

Contact

klu@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 874971

Location:

5A.123, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

By appointment