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On the Psychology of Comedy: An Evening With James Hollis

  • Friday, January 05, 2024
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Zoom

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  • Members who are full time students

AN EVENING WITH

This program WILL BE recorded. Read below for instructions regarding the recording for this program.

Registration closes at 12:00pm EST the day before the program begins. 

Zoom Links will be in your confirmation email.

What is comedy?  Why is it so often paired with its dark twin tragedy? Why do we laugh?  Is comedy healthy, or pathological?  (Freud, who was rather dour, wrote a book on the subject, and Jung, known for his earthy humor and voluminous laugh, did not).  How does comedy reveal both the admirable and the repulsive in our nature, our vulgarity, and our sublimity?

This program will talk theory but is laced with jokes to illustrate.  

Check out Dr. Hollis' prev. programs on our Teachable site at www.jungmasterclass.com


Dr. James Hollis, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst and the author of 18 books, the latest of which is Living Between Worlds: Finding Personal Resilience in Changing Times.

Dr. Hollis was born in Springfield, Illinois, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Manchester University in 1962 and with a doctorate from Drew University in 1967.  He taught Humanities for 26 years in various colleges and universities before retraining as a Jungian analyst at the Jung Institute of Zurich, Switzerland (1977–82). He served as Executive Director of the Jung Educational Center in Houston, Texas, for many years, was Executive Director of the Jung Society of Washington until 2019, and now serves on their Board of Directors.

He is a retired Senior Training Analyst for the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, was first Director of Training of the Philadelphia Jung Institute, and is Vice President Emeritus of the Philemon Foundation.  Additionally, he is a Professor of Jungian Studies for Saybrook University of San Francisco/Houston.

He lives near Washington, D.C., with his wife, Jill, an artist and retired therapist. Together they have three living children and eight grandchildren.

His books have been translated into Swedish, Russian, German, Spanish, French, Hungarian, Portuguese, Turkish, Italian, Korean, Finnish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Farsi, Japanese, Greek, Chinese, Serbian, and Czech.

Well respected and beloved by those who know him, have studied with him, and have read his books, Dr. Hollis has been generous in sharing his wisdom through the years.

We get through hard times by going through them, as all those before us learned along the same road.  Why should we think our path should be easier than theirs?

James Hollis, Living Between Worlds 


RECORDINGS:  The recording will be sent out 24-48 hours after each session has concluded. You will have 14 days to watch each of the recordings.  

ZOOM LINK: The Zoom link can be found in your registration confirmation email. They will also be shared about 24 hours before the program start time. Registration closes before Zoom links are shared. If you do not receive your link 24 hours in advance, please reach out asap directly to support@jung.org

CANCELLATION: You may cancel your registration up to 1 week prior to the program.

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