Steven F. Walker

 

 

 

Steven F. Walker

Professor Comparative Literature
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey                                 
Scott Hall - Room 239
New Brunswick, NJ  08901                                                                      
Phone:  848-932-7606
Fax:  732-932-2041
Email:  sfw@rci.rutgers.edu

Education
Ph.D. Harvard University (Comparative Literature) 1973
Thesis: "A Cure for Love: a Generic Study of the Pastoral Idyll"
M.A. Harvard University (Comparative Literature) 1966
B.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison (Greek) 1965

Professor Steven Walker’s publications

BOOKS

Midlife Transformation in Literature and Film: Jungian and Eriksonian Perspectives
New York and London. Routledge. 2012

Jung and the Jungians on Myth
Korean Translation (Seoul: Sigma Press, 2012) New York: Garland, 1995. Second (expanded) edition: New York: Routledge, 2002

A Cure for Love: a Generic Study of the Pastoral Idyll
New York: Garland, 1987.

Theocritus. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1980.

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

“Latent Icons: Compensatory Images of the Sacred in Modernist Literature and Painting.” Modernism(Comparative History of Literatures in European Languages XXI, ed. Vivian Liska and Astradur Eysteinsson. Coauthored with W.B. Faris. (Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2007), pp. 637-650.

“The Satanic Cyclops: the Scapegoating Process and the Xenophobic Imagination in Ulysses and The Satanic Verses.” Comparative Literature Today: Theories and Practice/ La Littérature comparée à l’heure actuelle: théories et réalisations, ed. Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek and Milan V. Dimic (Paris: Honoré Champion, 1998), pp. 1-9.

"Magical Archetypes: Midlife Miracles in The Satanic Verses.” Magical Realism: Theory, History, Community, ed. Lois Parkinson Zamora and Wendy B. Faris (Duke University Press, 1995), pp. 347-369.

"Vivekananda and American Occultism." The Occult in America: New Historical Perspectives. Ed. Howard Kerr and Charles L. Crow (Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1983), pp. 162-176.

"Indian Literature." A Syllabus of Comparative Literature, ed. John O. McCormick (Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1972), pp. 117-122.

 

JOURNAL ARTICLES and NOTES

"'Art Thou Real, My Ideal?'" Jung's Animus in Joyce's Nausicaa." Hypermedia Joyce Studies (posted January, 2010).

"Borderline Personality Disorder and Moliere's Tartuffe." Scheduled to be published in Quadrant: the Journal of the C.G. Jung Foundation of New York for Analytical Psychology (Winter, 2010), 92-108

“Nabokov’s Lolita and Goethe’s Faust: the Ghost in the Novel.”  Comparative Literature Studies 46.3 (Fall, 2009), 512-535.

“A Tremendous Spiritual Force of Restraint.” The Monk Without Frontiers: Reminiscences of Swami Ranganathananda, ed. Shyamali Chowdhury. Kolkata: Advaita Ashrama, 2008, pp. 694-696.   

“Arjuna’s Eunuch Problem and the Gita’s Epic Frame.” American Vedantist 14.1 (Summer, 2008), 9-14 and American Vedantist 14.2 (Fall, 2008), 8-16.

“Myth: thematic and psychoanalytical approaches.” Routledge Encyclopedia of Narrative Theory, ed. David Herman, Manfred Jahn and Marie-Laure Ryan. New York and London: Routledge, 2005.

“The Invention of Theater: Recontextualizing the Vexing Question.” Comparative Literature, 56.1 (Winter, 2004), 1-22.

“The Name of the Madeleine: Signs and Symbols of the Mass in Proust’s In Search of Lost Time.” Religion and the Arts, 7.4 (2003), 389-411.

“Henry James’s The Turn of the Screw.” The Explicator, 61.2 (Winter 2003), 94-96.

“‘A Shadow of a Snarl’: An Illustration of Guggenbühl-Craig’s Theory of Psychopathy in Toni Morrison’s Novel Sula.” Quadrant: the Journal of the C.G. Jung Foundation of New York, XXXII:1 (Winter 2002), 43-55.

Mentors, Mixed Messages and the Patriarchal Perplex.” A special issue “Examining/Experiencing Masculinities” in Mattoid, 54 (Australia) (Summer,1999), 167-184.

 Jung on Yoga and Realization: ‘A Glimpse Behind the Veil’ (I).” Bulletin of the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture (Calcutta) (July, 1995), 260-266.

Jung on Yoga and Realization: ‘A Glimpse Behind the Veil’ (II).” Bulletin of the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture (Calcutta) (August, 1995), 320-328.

"The Myth of the Last Day: C.G. Jung's Apocalyptic Visions." Ellipses (1994), 9-14. (with Larry Murphy)

"Landscape as Compensation: Some Multicultural Perspectives." Studies in the Humanities, 19, 2 (December, 1992), 110-125.

"Reading Rushdie Reflectively." Ellipses, (1991), 73-76.

"Literal Truth and Soul-Making Fiction in R.K. Narayan's Novel The English Teacher: Jungian Psychology versus Spiritualist Fantasy." Weber Studies: An Interdisciplinary Humanities Journal, 6,2 (Fall, 1987), 43-62.

Gongora's Soledad Primera : An Epic Amplification of Pastoral Themes." Kentucky Romance Quarterly, 28, 4 (Fall, 1981), 371-381.

"'Poetry is / is not a cure for love:' The Conflict of Theocritean and Petrarchan Topoi in The Shepheardes Calender.” Studies in Philology, 76, 4 (Fall, 1979), 353-365.

"Mallarmé's Symbolist Eclogue: The 'Faune' as Pastoral." PMLA, 93, 1 (January, 1978), 106-117.

"Marvell's 'To His Coy Mistress.'" The Explicator, 38.1 (Fall, 1979), 2-3.

"Pastoral and Kalidasa's 'Cloud Messenger': An East-West Generic Comparison." Literature East and West, 221, 1-4 (1977). 112-119.

 Professional Activities
Organizer, "Cosmopolitan Irreverence," a three-day panel. ACLA annual meeting, 2010.
Co-organizer, "The Periphery Strikes Back," a three-day panel. ACLA annual meeting, 2009.
Co-Organizer, "The Animal Other in Literature, Art and Film," a three-day panel. ACLA annual meeting, 2008.