Monday 13 July 2015
Professor Robert Segal (University of Aberdeen)
The Course of Modern Psychoanalyzing About Myth
This talk will trace the history of psychoanalysing about myth through the major figures: Freud, Rank, Roheim, Arlow, Bettelheim, Jung. and Campbell. Myth has never been just an unconscious expression of the Oedipus complex and over the years has become much more.
Robert Segal is the author of The Poimandres as Myth: Scholarly Theory and Gnostic Meaning, Religion and the Social Sciences: Essays on the Confrontation, Joseph Campbell: An Introduction. Explaining and Interpreting Religion, Theorizing about Myth and Myth: A Very Short Introduction, among other works.
Organiser: Professor Sonu Shamdasani (UCL)
Time: 6pm to 7.30 pm.
Location: Arts and Humanities Common Room (G24), Foster Court, Malet Place, University College London.
From the Torrington Place entrance to UCL, enter the campus on Malet Place. After fifty metres, you will find Foser court on the right hand side. Turn right under the underpass, and enter via the second door on the right. The common room is straight ahead.