How archetypal images in a Dan Deacon music video are a reflection of Deacon's values
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Russell, Jake. 2014. How Archetypal Images in a Dan Deacon Music Video are a Reflection of Deacon's Values -- In Proceedings: 10th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p. 149
The video for Dan Deacon's song "Woof Woof" demonstrates the dangers of grandiosity and how to battle grandiosity through relationships. Based on research - including Carl Jung's works "Man and His Symbols," "Psychology and Alchemy," and "Aspects of the Masculine/Aspects of the Feminine;" neo-Jungian Robert Moore's "Facing the Dragon;" and an interview with the creator of the music video, Ben O'Brien - the essay uses archetypal images to show how the video demonstrates the dangers of grandiosity and how to battle grandiosity through relationships. The paper, which is part of a larger forthcoming work, argues that specific images in the video reflect Deacon's values unconsciously.
Presented to the 10th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Heskett Center, Wichita State University, April 25, 2014.
Research completed at Department of English, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences