Three characters in search of an archetype: aspects of the trickster and the flâneur

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/291041
Title:
Three characters in search of an archetype: aspects of the trickster and the flâneur
Authors:
Charles, Alec
Abstract:
This article examines the relationship between C.G. Jung's notion of the trickster and the Baudelairean concept of the flâneur in the context of three iconic heroes of popular culture - and in doing so explores the similarities between those three figures - Sherlock Holmes (from Conan Doyle's original to Benedict Cumberbatch's contemporary interpretation of the role) and the heroes of the television series House M.D. and Doctor Who. It suggests that by applying these models to these three characters - these eccentric and brilliant and apparently emotionally stunted outcasts - we may discover in these figures greater depths than had at first met the eye.
Citation:
Charles, A. (2013) 'Three characters in search of an archetype: Aspects of the trickster and the flâneur', The Journal of Popular Television, 1 (1),pp 83-102
Publisher:
Intellect
Journal:
The Journal of Popular Television
Issue Date:
Apr-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/291041
DOI:
10.1386/jptv.1.1.83_1
Additional Links:
http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Article,id=15006/
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
20469861
Appears in Collections:
Journalism

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCharles, Alecen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-13T14:01:56Z-
dc.date.available2013-05-13T14:01:56Z-
dc.date.issued2013-04-
dc.identifier.citationCharles, A. (2013) 'Three characters in search of an archetype: Aspects of the trickster and the flâneur', The Journal of Popular Television, 1 (1),pp 83-102en_GB
dc.identifier.issn20469861-
dc.identifier.doi10.1386/jptv.1.1.83_1-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/291041-
dc.description.abstractThis article examines the relationship between C.G. Jung's notion of the trickster and the Baudelairean concept of the flâneur in the context of three iconic heroes of popular culture - and in doing so explores the similarities between those three figures - Sherlock Holmes (from Conan Doyle's original to Benedict Cumberbatch's contemporary interpretation of the role) and the heroes of the television series House M.D. and Doctor Who. It suggests that by applying these models to these three characters - these eccentric and brilliant and apparently emotionally stunted outcasts - we may discover in these figures greater depths than had at first met the eye.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIntellecten_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Article,id=15006/en_GB
dc.subjectHouse M.D.en_GB
dc.subjectSherlock Holmesen_GB
dc.subjectDoctor Whoen_GB
dc.subjectJungian psychoanalysisen_GB
dc.titleThree characters in search of an archetype: aspects of the trickster and the flâneuren
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalThe Journal of Popular Televisionen_GB
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