Tuesday, August 20th 2013

9:00 – 10:30 PANEL: Jean Kirsch (CGJISF) Panel Leader / Moderator; Stan Marlan (PSJA, IRSJA); Mark Saban (IGAP); Susan Rowland (IAJS and Pacifica Graduate Institute); David Tacey (IAJS): How and Why We Still Read Jung: a panel of personal and professional reflections. See the lovely presentation of the panel.

NB! We are very sorry to announce that Susan Rowland will not attend the Congress because of health problems. Jean Kirsch will read a short statement of Susan Rowland’s presentation, and the other presentations and the discussion will then be expanded. In spite of this sad withdrawal we are sure the plenary panel will be a well-attended and engaging morning session.


Pia SkogemannPia Skogemann. Member of the board in DSAP. Member of the Training Committee at the C.G. Jung Institute, Copenhagen (Dir. of Training from 1997 – 2006). Member of IAAP Executive Committee from 2001 – 2007.

11:00 – 12:00 Pia Skogemann (DSAP): The Double Conjunction Tales. A structuring model for fairy tales. Moderator: Christopher Hauke (SAP)

Abstract: This lecture offers a contemporary model for structuring and interpreting fairy tales. Instead of using the drama-based structure, which Marie-Louise von Franz introduced, the fairy tale is viewed as a narrative whole comprised of 2×4 typical links in a definite sequence. Of these the fourth and the eighth, that is the first and the second conjunction (the final wedding), are the most important. The model is modern in the sense that it allows for different ways to be feminine or masculine. If one of the lovers, male or female, is the more active, the other one is typically more passive. A female protagonist is seen as representing an archetypal feminine ego, while the male protagonist is seen as a masculine ego. The structuring serves as a guiding tool for interpretation. It is based on the notion that individuation presupposes psychological relationship. Therefore the model is focusing on the gradual maturation not only of the protagonist but of the relationship between the heroine and the hero (or vice versa) as the narrative enfolds. The model was first published in a Danish work on Fairy Tales in 1998 (En karl var min mor, en fisk var min far. L & R Fakta, Copenhagen). Since then the model has proved its value in terms of its usability. Pia Skogemann has published more than ten books on Jungian subjects in Danish, but only one, Where The Shadows Lie, Chiron, USA, 2009, has so far been published in English.