Plain speaking or Trickster writing? Making Jung accessible to a 21st century audience

october, 2016

04oct(oct 4)8:00 pm(oct 4)8:00 pmPlain speaking or Trickster writing? Making Jung accessible to a 21st century audienceSpeaker: Phil Goss

Event Details

The task to make Jung accessible, to bring him and his ideas out into the information and
communication saturated spaces of our world can seem a daunting one. Phil will explore the
challenges involved by drawing on his experiences of teaching about Jungian and post-Jungian
ideas in universities in the UK, as well as of writing an introductory text for students and the
general public. He will argue that the key to making Jung accessible to a post-modern,
globalised world may lie in a combination of clear communication of ideas and through
applying Susan Rowland’s notion of trickster writing to draw out Jungian insights in areas of
study and interest across the Academy (not to mention the Web). He will suggest our attitudes
to ‘sharing’ Jung may be pivotal to shifting the Jungian project from being a ghost in the
intellectual and socio-cultural ‘machine’ to becoming a commonly applied lens into it.

Biography: Phil Goss is a Jungian Analyst (member AJA & IAAP) and Director of Counselling &
Psychotherapy programmes at the University of Warwick. He was previously course leader for the masters
programmes in Counselling & Psychotherapy at the University of Central Lancashire. His publications include
‘A Complete Introduction to Jung’ (Hodder and Stoughton, 2015) and chapters and papers on gender (in
Alchemy & Psychotherapy, Mathers ed. Routledge 2014), spirituality (in ‘Psyche & Soul” Gubi ed. Jessica
Kingsley, 2015) and landscape and loss (in ‘The Wordsworth Circle’, University of Boston, 2012). He had a
private practice in Cumbria and Lancashire, working with adults and children, but has recently relocated to the
Midlands with his family.


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