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Marrying Mr. Rochester: Charlotte Brontë and the Transformation of the Seductive Negative Father Complex
April 19, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm PDT
A negative father complex can undermine our trust of ourselves – as well as the ability to experience ourselves as basically good and competent. However, creative engagement with this complex allows us to experience its helpful side. In this lecture, we will explore in depth one way that a negative father complex can manifest and how it can be transformed. This process will be amplified by considering Charlotte Brontë’s life and her novel Jane Eyre, as well as clinical material, dreams, and Grimm’s tale “The Singing, Springing Lark.”
LISA MARCHIANO, LCSW, is a writer and Jungian analyst in private practice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is the cohost of the popular podcast This Jungian Life. She teaches at the C.G. Jung Institute of Philadelphia, and lectures widely on Jungian topics. Her writings have appeared in Quillette, Areo, and Psychological Perspectives, among other publications. She is the author of the book Motherhood: Facing and Finding Yourself published by Sounds True. You can find her on Twitter at @LisaMarchiano.This event has passed.