The Jungian Strand in Transatlantic Modernism

  • Jay Sherry

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Jay Sherry
    Pages 1-16
  3. Jay Sherry
    Pages 37-60
  4. Jay Sherry
    Pages 61-102
  5. Jay Sherry
    Pages 103-138
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 139-168

About this book


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.


psychoanalysis sensibility Carl Jung Greenwich Village Beatrice Hinkle American modernism American literature Jung's Zurich School Sigmund Freud Weimar psychoanalytic conference Georgia O'Keeffe Eugene O'Neill Anglo-American networks

Authors and affiliations

  • Jay Sherry
    • 1
  1. 1.History and Psychology DepartmentsLong Island UniversityBrooklyn, NYUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
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  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-57821-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-55774-2
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