British Psychological Society History of Psychological Disciplines Seminar Series
6pm Wednesday 26 October 2011
Organiser: Professor Sonu Shamdasani (UCL)
Speaker: Dr Martin Liebscher (UCL)
Seminar title: Where Zarathustra meets the Furor Teutonicus and the Puer Aeternus: C.G. Jung’s reading of Nietzsche’s Thus Spoke Zarathustra
Abstract: For five years, from 1934 to 1939, C.G. Jung held a seminar series on Friedrich Nietzsche’s Thus Spoke Zarathustra at the Psychological Club Zürich. Originally outlined as an introductory course into Analytical Psychology, the seminar is also a depiction of Jung’s development of thought, especially the extension and refinement of his archetypal theory. Historically, this epoch saw National Socialism coming to power in Germany, and Jung reflects these events throughout the seminar series. A close reading of Jung’s interpretation of Zarathustra can therefore shed a light on his reception of fascism and his heavily criticised attitude towards National Socialism.
Location: UCL Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, Room 544, 5th Floor, 1-19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 7HJ
Directions: From the main reception, go through the double doors at the back and turn left, walk the length of this corridor and at the very end turn left again – you will find yourself in front of the ‘West’ Lifts. Take these to 5th Floor. On exiting the lift, turn right through double doors and then left through single door, walk the length of this corridor pass through another door and then turn right – you will see a marble table ahead. Room 544 is straight ahead.
Sponsored by the British Psychological Society. Open to the public.