C G Jung Society of Melbourne Inc

Join us in the quest for wholeness through Jungian archetypes of duality and integration

A forum established in 1962 for discussion, exploration and continued development and application of the concepts espoused by the Swiss psychoanalyst - Carl Gustav Jung

Friday, 21 September 2018

7.00pm-7.45pm   Discussion Group


8.00pm   Guest Speaker

King Arthur - The Hero


In every culture, there are both real and legendary figures whose stories remain perennially popular. One example is King Arthur, (who in fact may never have existed), but who long ago acquired enduring mythic appeal as an archetypal Hero figure. The underlying characteristics of the Hero archetype do not change, yet in every era the Hero is “dressed” differently, according to the politics and culture of the time. Tonight 'in conversation' with Annette Lowe, Professor Stephan Knight will trace the changes in Arthur’s public image down the centuries, and show how these changes are driven by the political influences and pressures of each passing generation.

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ighlights of his long career included foundation chair of English at De Montfort University, Leicester, Head of School (English) at the University of Wales, Cardiff, and appointment there as Distinguished Research Professor.  He is a Fellow of the English Association and of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. Awards include in 1983 the title Cyfaill y Celtiaid (Friend of the Celts) for setting up the Celtic Studies programme at the University of Sydney), the International Mythopoeic Assn Prize 2005 (Robin Hood: a Mythic Biography), and the 2012 James Leader Randall prize for the best Arthurian essay in the USA.  (`The Arctic Arthur’). His many books include: Arthurian Literature and Society (1983); Robin Hood: a Complete Study (1994); A Hundred Years of Fiction: Welsh Fiction in English (2004); Merlin: Knowledge and Power (2009).


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