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On the Psychology of Comedy

December 5, 2003 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Friday Talk:

What is comedy? Why is it so often paired with its dark twin tragedy? Why do we laugh? Is comedy healthy, or is it pathological? (Freud, who was rather dour, wrote a book on the subject, and Jung, known for his earthy humor and voluminous laugh, did not.) Bring a joke or bring a funny story to share!

Related Workshop: Psyche and Story

James Hollis, Ph. D., is a Zurich-trained Jungian analyst practicing in Washington, D. C., and author of 16 books, the latest being Living an Examined Life and Living Between Worlds: Finding Personal Resilience in Changing Times. Dr. Hollis is former executive director of the Jung Education Center of Houston, professor of Jungian Studies at Saybrook University, and vice president emeritus of the Philemon Foundation. His books include The Eden Project: In Search of the Magical Other,   Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life, The Middle Passage: From Misery to Meaning in Midlife,  Hauntings: Dispelling the Ghosts who Run our Lives, and What Matters Most.

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Details

Date:
December 6, 2003
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Continuing Education Credit (CEU) is NOT available for this event.

Venue

First United Methodist Church, Sanctuary
1838 SW Jefferson Street
Portland, OR 97201 United States
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