Jay Sherry

Author of:

The Jungian Strand in Transatlantic Modernism


Avant-Garde Conservative


Faint Voices from Greenwich Village: Carl Jung’s Visit to the Village

Only months after splitting with Freud over New Year’s 1913, Carl Jung made an eye-opening trip to New York. He spoke about dreams to the Liberal Club and was a dinner guest of the Village’s Heterodoxy Club, the country’s first feminist organization. Like the public at large, he got his first exposure to modern art at the Armory Show, which inspired his Red Book. 

Jay Sherry, PhD, has lectured internationally and written two books that locate Jung in the context of 20th-century cultural life. His talk will highlight these events and the creative Villagers who Jung encountered. His ideas about symbol-making and the psyche resonated with a diverse group of intellectuals who were interested in progressive education, literature, and theater.


The Jungian Strand in Transatlantic Modernism

Winner of the Gradiva Award for Best Book from the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis


Avant-Garde Conservative



Avant-Garde Conservative


“Sherry puts Jung and his work in historical context, providing a gold mine of obscure facts along the way. Extensively research and documented, the book provides an unbiased treatment of Jung's work. This study is a must for those interested in Jung and the intellectual climate of his time. Recommended.” 




Jay Sherry grew up in Ohio where his sense of the Native American presence in the landscape led to an interest in history. He graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in Foreign Service; while there he discovered the work of Carl Jung and decided to study psychology. After receiving his M.A. from the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research (New York) he went to Switzerland where he taught history and attended classes at the Jung Institute in Zurich. He is an educator and an independent historian of psychoanalysis who has lectured widely and written for a variety of psychoanalytic publications. He holds a Ph.D. from the Freie Universität Berlin and his book Carl Gustav Jung, Avant-Garde Conservative was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2010. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter.



"Faint voices from Greenwich Village: Jung's impact on the first American avant-garde"

This walking tour will highlight Jung's 1913 trip to New York City and the role that Beatrice Hinkle, America's first Jungian psychoanalyst, had in promoting his work then and in the years that followed. Blackballed by New York Psychoanalytic Society for aligning herself with Jung, she was a member of the feminist Heterodoxy Club and analyzed many of the creative young people gravitating to Greenwich Village. Jung's contact with Kahlil Gibran and other bohemians there would play a role in the active imaginations that he began after returning home and that would eventually become the Red Book. Those participating will come away from it with a deepened appreciation for this creative moment in Jung's career and it's impact via Beatrice Hinkle on modern American culture.


$25 General Admission
$15 for students and seniors. 


1 Hour
Walking between 1 and 2 miles. Start on time!

Advanced Booking


Schedule below for a walking tour with Jay!

*Walking Tour meets up in front of Washington Square Park, located directly across the street from the NYU Kimmel Center



Email Address: jay@jaysherry.com

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