Since the split between Freud and Jung, psychoanalysis and analytical psychology have largely developed in an atmosphere of mutual disregard. Only in recent years have both discourses shown signs of an increasing willingness to engage. Re-Encountering Jung: Analytical Psychology and Contemporary Psychoanalysis is the first edited collection of papers devoted to a reconciliation between these two fields. The contributors explore how Jungian thinking influences, challenges, and is challenged by recent developments in the psychoanalytic mainstream. In examining the nature of the split, figures from both sides of the conversation seek to establish lines of contrast and commonality so as to reflect an underlying belief in the value of reciprocal engagement.
Each of the chapters in this collection engages the relationship between Jungian and psychoanalytic thinking with the intention of showing how both lines of discourse might have something to gain from attending more to the voice of the other. While several of the contributing authors offer new perceptions on historical concerns, the main thrust of the collection is in exploring contemporary debates.
Re-Encountering Jung reflects a unique undertaking to address one of the longest-standing and most significant rifts in the history of depth psychology. It will be of great interest to all academics, students and practitioners within the fields of analytical psychology and psychoanalysis.
Table of Contents
List of contributors
Introduction (Robin S. Brown)
PART I: Negotiating Theoretical Differences
On Integrating Jungian and Other Theories (David Sedgwick)
Freud and/or Jung: A Group Dynamic Approach (R.D. Hinshelwood)
Fate, Brokenness, and Beauty: Unconscious Psychoanalytic Themes (Mary Tennes)
PART II: New Thinking on Early Debates
On the Otherwise Energies of the Human Spirit: A Contemporary Comparison of Freudian and Jungian Approaches (Barnaby B. Barratt)
Sea Changes: The Iconic and Aesthetic Turns in Depth Psychology (Angela Connolly)
PART III: Post-Kleinian Reflections
Bion and Jung: Intersecting Vertices (Mark Winborn)
PART IV: Self Psychology
Weaving the Dream Fields of Jung and Kohut: An Integrative Approach (Marcia D-S. Dobson)
PART V: The Relational Turn
Bringing It All Back Home: How I Became a Relational Analyst (Warren Colman)
To the Beginning and Back Again: Trauma, Splits, and Confluences (Marcus West)
Where do Minds Meet? Mutual Recognition in Light of Jung (Robin S. Brown)
PART VI: The Lacanian (Non-)Connection
Staying Alive: Anima and objet a (David Henderson)
Wie Hast du es mit der Religion? Lacan, Jung, and the Religious Sublime (Paul Bishop)
About the Editor
Robin S. Brown, Ph.D, is a psychoanalytic clinician, and a member of adjunct faculty for the clinical psychology department at Teachers College, Columbia University.