The Jungian Strand in Transatlantic Modernism
In studies of psychology’s role in modernism, Carl Jung is usually relegated to a cameo appearance, if he appears at all. This book rethinks his place in modernist culture during its formative years, mapping Jung’s influence on a surprisingly vast transatlantic network of artists, writers, and thinkers. Jay Sherry sheds light on how this network grew and how Jung applied his unique view of the image-making capacity of the psyche to interpret such modernist icons as James Joyce and Pablo Picasso. His ambition to bridge the divide between the natural and human sciences resulted in a body of work that attracted a cohort of feminists and progressives involved in modern art, early childhood education, dance, and theater.
“The first truly satisfying account of Jung’s personal engagement with the modern art movement and its pioneers in America and England.”
— John Beebe, past president of the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco and founding editor of Jung Journal: Culture and Psyche