Public Programs: Summer 2015

Friday, July 24, 2015; 07:30PM - 09:31PM

The Analytical Psychology Club presents

The Death of Adolescence in American Culture

Presented by Christopher Miller, Ph.D.

New York Times film critic A.O. Scott claims that the widespread popularity of The Hunger Games and other young-adult films signals the death of adulthood in American culture. The present lecture offers an opposing view: the adult energy within those films as well as in more mature fare such as Taken, The Equalizer, and John Wick signals the death of adolescence in America. The conscious suffering of such a death will be discussed with the aid of images and film clips.

Christopher Miller, Ph.D., completed his doctoral dissertation at Pacifica Graduate Institute, where he was a student in the Mythological Studies Program. His previous presentations include “Boyhood: Richard Linklater and the Sensitive Soul,” “The Cave of Cinematic Dreams: Film & Shamanism,” and “The Illustrated Dark: Cinema, Soul, and Shadows.” As is evident in those lectures (as well as others on Michael Jackson and Eminem), Chris is particularly interested in points of convergence between depth psychology and current artistic expression.

Pre-registered: $35.00 | At Door: $40.00
Location: C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles, Lecture Room, see Contact Us page

Note: CEUs not available.

Pre-registration (recommended) until 5:00pm of the lecture day for evening lectures; or Friday, 5:00pm for week-end workshops. At Door fee applies after.