During our Holiday Giving Drive we are presenting a series of interviews called Jung in the World. In this episode, Patricia Martin interviews Roula-Maria Dib, creative writer and literary scholar, who views Carl Jung as a modernist and has written about the power of the modernist moment in history to give rise to the discipline of psychology. Her book, Jungian Metaphor in Modernist Literature, creates a new context for understanding Carl Jung’s work and his most important theories: the context of the collective in which he lived. In this discussion, they touch on:
- The development of Modernism
- Finding wholeness through art
- Jung’s Collected Works & his literary sense
- Active imagination
- The symbol
- The collective unconscious
- Deconstruction and integration
- Reading the Jungian way
Roula-Maria Dib (PhD, Leeds) is a creative writer and literary scholar. She is the author of Jungian Metaphor in Modernist Literature (Routledge, 2020) and a poetry collection, Simply Being (Chiron Press, 2021). She is the founding editor of literary and arts journal Indelible and creative producer of its literary event series, Indelible Evenings. She is a member of the Poetry Society, the British Association for Modernist Studies, the International Association for Jungian Studies, and the Jungian Society for Scholarly Studies. She is currently a professor of English at the American University in Dubai.
Roula-Maria Dib is the founder and director of Psychreative, a monthly event for creatives with a background in Jungian psychology. Learn more on their Facebook page and watch past sessions on their YouTube channel.
Patricia Martin is a cultural analyst, consultant, and the author of three books on cultural trends. As a consultant, Martin has worked on teams at Discovery Communications, Dannon, Microsoft, Ms. Foundation for Women, Oracle, Unisys, The Art Institute of Chicago, and the New York Philharmonic, to name a few. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Harvard Business Review, USA Today, and Advertising Age. A blogger since 2002, Martin was a regular contributor to Huffington Post during its start-up years. She earned a B.A. in English and sociology from Michigan State University and an M.A. in Irish literature and culture from the University College Dublin. Later, she built a foundation for her cultural analysis by studying Jungian theory and depth psychology at the C. G. Jung Institute of Chicago, where she is currently a Professional Affiliate and member of the program committee. In 2017, she harnessed artificial intelligence to uncover the effects of the internet on our sense of self. A book on her findings entitled Will the Future Like You? is due out later in 2021. Martin speaks worldwide about cultural changes that are shaping the future and the impact of the digital culture on the collective. A native of Detroit, Martin works in Chicago and lives in an ancient forest near the shores of Lake Michigan with her husband and countless deer.
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Host: Patricia Martin
Contributors: Judith Cooper & Daniel Ross
Music: Michael Chapman
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