Essays

William Faulkner and Modern Critical Theory. Ed. Dennis Patrick Slattery. New Orleans Review. Winter, 1987, vol. 14, No. 4. Collected, edited and found publication site for 9 essays on the fiction of William Faulkner. Manuscript length: 185 pages.

The Idiot: Dostoevsky’s Fantastic Prince. A Phenomenological Approach (New York: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc. l984), 226 pp. The text contains a close critical examination of the human dimensions of lived space and time in order to reveal fantasy as a mode of consciousness.

The Wounded Body: Remembering the Markings of Flesh. State University of New York Press, 2000. 290pp. Twelve chapters from Homer’s Odyssey through Toni Morrison’s Beloved exploring the body wounded, tattooed, dismembered, diseased.

Depth Psychology: Meditations in the Field. Dennis Patrick Slattery and Lionel Corbett, eds. Daimon-Verlag, Einsiedeln, Switzerland: Daimon-Verlag, 2000. 278pp. Seventeen chapters by noted psychologists, counselors, psychiatrists, cultural critics on recent research and applications of depth psychological thought and practice.

Psychology at the Threshold: Selected Papers from the Proceedings. Dennis Patrick Slattery and Lionel Corbett, eds. Pacifica Graduate Institute Press, 2003.

Varieties of Mythic Experience: Essays on Religion, Psyche and Culture. Ed. Dennis Patrick Slattery and Glen Slater. Daimon-Verlag, Einseideln, Switzerland. March, 2008.

Reimagining Education: Essays on Reviving the Soul of Learning. Edited Dennis Patrick Slattery and Jennifer Leigh Selig. Spring Journal Books, April, 2009.

Harvesting Darkness: Essays on Literature, Myth, Film and Culture. New York: iUniverse, 2006.

A Limbo of Shards: Essays on Memory, Myth and Metaphor. New York: iUniverse, 2007.

Day-to-Day Dante: Exploring Personal Myth Through The Divine Comedy. Bloomington, Indiana, 2011.

Riting Myth, Mythic Writing: Plotting Your Personal Story. Fisherking Press, 2012.

The Soul Does Not Specialize: Revaluing the Humanities and the Polyvalent Imagination. Mandorla Books, 2012.

What is a Teacher? Remembering the Soul of Education Through Classic Literature. Edited by Dr. Claudia Allums, this collection of essays by 9 faculty of the Dallas Institute’s Sue Rose Summer Institute for Teachers in the Louise and Donald Cowan Center at the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture explores what literary classics reveal about the nature and spirit of the poor teacher and the excellent teacher. It is a volume that will serve education and educators in revisioning the soul of the teacher and the inherent power of teaching. Dallas Institute, 2013.

Creases in Culture: Essays Toward a Poetics of Depth. This collection of essays, written over a period of years, entertains the shared place of psyche and poetics. Dr. Slattery has explored the manner in which the psyche is poetic and how poetry is deeply psycho-mythical. Influenced in part by the archetypal psychologist James Hillman’s idea of the “poetic basis of mind” that comprises the soul’s foundation, Slattery’s writing moves into the interactive field in which myth is the ground for both psyche and poetry.

Bridge Work: Essays on Mythology, Literature, Psychology. Carpinteria: Mandorla Books, 2015.
The series of 20 essays explore the spaces between depth psychology, mythology and literature as well as cultural phenomena to reveal where common threads weave the three disciplines to one another. Bridge Work is a form of field work with its intention to set up interactive fields between disciplines for the reader to bridge further in his/her readings.

Our Daily Breach: Exploring Your Personal Myth Through Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. (Forthcoming)