10th Annual Conference of Research in Jung and Analytical Psychology
Jungian Society for Scholarly Studies
August 3-6, 2011 -- Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
The title of this conference, Engaging with, Applying, Reflecting on – Symbols of Transformation, acknowledges the hundredth year anniversary of C. G. Jung’s Volume Five of the Collected Works. First published in 1911, Jung writes that the book, “laid down a programme to be followed for the next few decades of my life.” This significant work, perhaps more than any of his other writings, marked his divergence from the psychoanalytical school established by Freud. It is a complex study of symbolic parallels, through amplifications from mythology, religion, ethnology, psychiatry, art, literature and image.
In the Foreword to the fourth revised edition, Jung writes: “The whole thing came upon me like a landslide that cannot be stopped. . . . It was the explosion of all those psychic contents which could find no room, no breathing space, in the constricting atmosphere of Freudian psychology.” Further, “it was an attempt, only partially successful, to create a wider setting for medical psychology and to bring the whole of the psychic phenomenon within its purview.”
JSSS invites proposals that “spring from the perennial rhizome beneath” the ideas, thoughts and workings of this volume and extend to the interdisciplinary fields of its application and influence. Here is an opportunity to explore, trouble, query, imagine, perform and clarify the contributions of Jung’s understanding of symbols and transformation as they relate to fields of study and the consulting room. Presentations addressing the following questions are particularly welcome:
The Program Committee welcomes submissions for research papers (single, joint or multi-authored), round tables (works in progress), panels, workshops, poster sessions and artistic presentations which explore the conference theme. You are invited to submit a 500-word (max) proposal. Please format it suitably so that it can be published as an abstract in the conference program. On a separate cover page, include the following information with your proposal:
• ____ Paper (20 minute presentation; discussion time will be built in to schedule)
• ____ Creative Practice (film, dance, visual arts, music, performance, etc.)
• ____ Poster (a short presentation of 5-10 minutes given in front of a visual display of your research)
• ____ Panel (general theme/issue with 3+ presenters)
• ____ Round-table (15 minute presentation with 15 minutes discussion in small groups)
• ____ Workshop (interactive to be led by you for 30 minutes or more) • Other (Please specify)
• ____ Please indicate any technical needs such as PowerPoint, DVD, CD player, flipchart, overhead projector, etc.
Submissions will be acknowledged and a reply will be send to you by February 01, 2011. Further details of the conference including a booking brochure will be posted on the website as soon as possible: www.thejungiansociety.org.