The Jungian Strand in Transatlantic Modernism
CARL GUSTAV JUNG
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.
CARL GUSTAV JUNG
IN THE PRESS
“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.