The Jungian Strand in Transatlantic Modernism

Authors: Sherry, Jay

  • Examines the understudied influence of Carl Jung on modernist art and culture
  • Surveys early twentieth-century modernism, covering a wide range of figures such as Beatrice Hinkle, Eugene O’Neill, Martha Graham, and Jackson Pollack
  • Appeals to scholars of twentieth-century cultural history, feminist history, and Jungian thought 
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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.

About the authors

Jay Sherry received his PhD from Freie Universität in Berlin and currently teaches history and psychology at Long Island University, USA. His book Carl Gustav Jung: Avant-Garde Conservative (Palgrave 2010) received the Gradiva Award.

Reviews

“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)

“While we know a great deal about Freud and Freudians, the impact made by C. G. Jung on twentieth-century cultural history, in Europe and in America, is much less studied. This clearly-written and concise book is an excellent survey of Jung’s wide-ranging influence.” (Suzanne Marchand, Boyd Professor of History, Louisiana State University, USA)

“It's difficult to see Jung as a modernist, and the great man himself doesn't make it easy for us… In this brilliant study, Jay Sherry pulls it off, showing that Jung still has some surprises in store for those who think they know him. An important and necessary rethink that will stimulate much debate.” (Gary Lachman, author of twenty books, instructor at the California Institute of Integral Studies, and founding member of the pop group Blondie)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Jungian Strand in Transatlantic Modernism
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-55774-2
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-55774-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-57821-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 168
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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