[I removed the links from this piece as they were broken, the event having taken place in March 2011. However, as it is a blog post, I think it is right to leave the post as it is otherwise. AC October 2011].
This year’s J.B. Priestley Society Lecture explores one of the most intriguing aspects of Priestley’s writing: his link with C.G. Jung. The speaker, Lee Hanson, is Chair of the Society.
Priestley wrote and broadcasted about Jung’s work, and visited him at his home in Switzerland in 1946. Jung himself thought highly of Priestley, with special praise for his novel Bright Day. The lecture will examine the friendship between the two, and how Jung’s ideas influenced Priestley’s writings, about personality types, the unconscious mind and creativity, the power of dreams, and relationships between men and women.
The lecture is held at the Norcroft Centre, University of Bradford, starting at 2.30 pm and followed by Q & A and refreshments. The lecture is open to all, but places must be booked in advance. For further information, details of how to book, directions, parking advice etc, see the event webpage.