13th Conference of Research in Jung and Analytical Psychology—Jungian Society for Scholarly Studies
Location: University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Dates: June 11-1313, 2015
Nature is not matter only, she is also spirit. ~ C. G. Jung, CW13, par. 229
Spirit seems to be the inside of things . . . the soul of objects. ~ C. G. Jung, Vision Seminars, p. 459
JSSS and the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta invite you to participate in the 13th conference of JSSS entitled On Nature & the Feminine: Psychological & Cultural Reflections, in Edmonton, Alberta, June 11-13, 2015.
Edmonton is a place of extremes both physically and psychologically, from the exquisite beauty and wilderness of the Rocky Mountains: Jasper National Park, Columbia Ice Fields, Miette and Radium Hot Springs, Banff National Park and Lake Louise to the Athabasca oil sands near Fort MacMurray and Fort Chipewyan; from its international reputation in theatre, music and green space to the severity and demand of its harsh winters. Acknowledging the importance of holding extremes, we seek to burrow deep into questions and issues of place relevant to spaciality, time (present, past and future) and life’s web of interrelations, including the honouring and denigration of body, spirit and earth.
This year, we call for imaginative kinds of address of current local and global concerns related to ‘Nature’ and the ‘Feminine,’ in their many and varied manifestations. Highlighting one aspect common to both – the relational – we ask in what ways might we meet the challenges of the effects of excessive reliance upon reason on culture, education, ecology, politics and economics, as they intersect psychologically with nature and the feminine?
JSSS invites proposals for presentations, performances and conversations. We particularly encourage responses that explore the individual and collective aspects of nature and the feminine and their various relationships: personally, in families, in analysis/therapy and education, within communities and nations, in relation to culture, to society and the arts, science and organizations. This conference offers an opportunity for interdisciplinary reflection, investigation and rumination as together we seek to clarify and understand the current state of our world and its affective influence upon us.
The Program Committee welcomes submissions for research papers, round tables, panels, workshops, poster sessions and creative practice which explore the conference theme.
We invite you to submit a proposal (350 word maximum), complete with an abstract (50 words) and biographical note (25-50 words) by January 15, 2015 through the JSSS website: www.jungiansociety.org.
We will review and notify you of your submission by February 15, 2015.