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CNAA / Theses / 2016 / May /

The archetype animus anima in Mircea Eliade’s prose

Author: Ivanov Nadejda
Degree:doctor of philology
Speciality: 10.01.01 - Romanian Literature
Scientific adviser: Andrei Ţurcanu
doctor habilitat, associate professor (docent), Institute of Philology
Institution: Institute of Philology


The thesis was presented on the 30 May, 2016
Approved by NCAA on the 5 July, 2016


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CZU 821.135.1.09(092)(043.2)

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155 pages


archetype, mystical eros, sacred-profane, androgynous, primordial duality animus-anima, the Great Goddess / eternal feminine, became in Grand All, identity and otherness


Thesis structure: introduction, three chapters with conclusions, general conclusions and recommendations, bibliography of 177 sources, 143 pages of main text, declaration on own responsibility, the author’s CV.

Thesis outcomes were reflected in 8 scientific papers.

Field of study: Romanian Literature

The aim of the work: consist in analizing the Mircea Eliade’s prose of psychoanalytic perspective to capitalize on its hidden meanings, the specific modalities of linking characters with the time and space in which they operate and that they transcend to retrieve a primordial fullness.

The objectives of the investigation:

The scientific novelty and originality of the work lies in developing a new model of literary analysis focused on Jungian psychoanalytic theory anima and animus and its aplication in re-interpretation of the literary work of Mircea Eliade.

The important solved scientific problem consist in critical reevaluation of the literary work of Mircea Eliade from a Jungian psychoanalytic theory perspective in conjunction with hermeneutics of Eliade's myth, resulting with the reveal of some unique views on the descovering the sacred in the depths of the psyche of a character, and elimination of the some methological deficiences novel approach.

Theoretical and practical importance is to develop a model of hermeneutics of spiritual and psychological meanings of Eliade’s character, images and symbols in literary works. Implementation of scientific outcomes: The outcomes of the thesis were implemented in developing articles and scientific communications presented at national and international conferences.