W. H. Auden’s Uses of Jung’s Typology to Understand Anxiety with Craig Stephenson, Jungian Analyst, New York City

  • Fri, October 30, 2020
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Online Zoom Webinar

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W. H. Auden’s Uses of Jung’s Typology to Understand Anxiety with Craig Stephenson, Jungian Analyst, New York City 

The English poet W. H. Auden coined the phrase, the Age of Anxiety, to identify the war years 1939-1945. During this time, writing his last book-length poem, The Age of Anxiety, Auden used Jung’s psychological typology to explore the problems of identity and integrity in times of social upheaval. This lecture will examine how Auden employs Jung’s critical psychology of type to understand the effects of anxiety on the individual and collective psyche, as well as the noxious attractions of fascism. 

About the Speaker

Craig Stephenson 

Canadian by birth, Craig Stephenson has practised and lectured internationally as a psychoanalyst and psychotherapist before moving to New York City. He earned his professional diploma in Analytical Psychology from the C. G. Jung Institute, Zürich, Switzerland, and his doctorate from the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex. In addition, at the Institute for Psychodrama, Zümikon, Switzerland, he completed a training in Group Psychotherapy, Sociometry, and Psychodrama. Craig worked in private practice in Paris, France for twelve years. He served on the ethics committee and the executive committee of AGAP (Association of Graduate Analytical Psychologists) and on the board of directors of the Philemon Foundation. As an academic scholar interested in the history of psychological disciplines, Craig has published books and articles, and he has edited original unpublished work by C. G. Jung for Princeton University Press. Most recently, he worked as Director of Training of the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association (JPA). Craig has a private practice as a Licensed Psychoanalyst (LP) and certified Jungian analyst in New York City. He is also a member of CAPT (Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy) and he is qualified to work in Canada as a Registered Psychotherapist under the Ordre des Psychologues du Quèbec and the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).
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