Following the success of CAP’s conferences on Jung and film and on the movie A Dangerous Method, we are responding to suggestions from members and offering a short series of seminars on this theme.
Each of the four seminars will last for a half day (approximately four hours) on Saturdays. The first of these is timed to coincide with what we hope will be a short AGM (for CAP members only).
All the seminars, including the one combined with the AGM, are open to anyone with an interest in Jungian psychology (and psychoanalysis) and cinema – whether clinician, academic, student or with a general interest. Each seminar incorporates a short introductory lecture by Christopher Hauke or Helena Bassil-Morozow, followed by a viewing of the film, and finally a group discussion afterwards led by Christopher or Helena.
We will watch and discuss a diverse range of films: a Gothic fairy tale, a computer-animated fantasy comedy and two dramas of masculinity, all united by the theme of parents and children. The films are Big Fish (Tim Burton, 2003); The Master (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2012); Brave (Pixar – Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, 2012); and Field of Dreams (Phil Alden Robinson (1989).
Christopher Hauke is a Jungian analyst, senior lecturer in psychoanalytic studies at Goldsmiths, University of London and author of numerous publications on film including Jung and the Postmodern: the Interpretation of Realities (2000) and Visible Mind: Movies, Modernity and the Unconscious (2013). He is co-editor of Jung and Film, Post-Jungian Takes on the Moving Image (2001); and Jung and Film II: The Return. Further Post-Jungian Takes on the Moving Image (2011).
Dr Helena Bassil-Morozow is a cultural philosopher, film scholar and academic writer whose many publications on film include the monographs Tim Burton: the Monster and the Crowd (Routledge, 2010) and The Trickster in Contemporary Film (Routledge, 2011). Helena is currently working on two new Routledge projects, Control, Shame and Identity: The Trickster in Society and Culture and Jungian Film Studies: the Essential Guide (the latter co-authored with Luke Hockley).