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FUNNY BONES: on the Psychology of Humor, Lecture by James Hollis

  • Friday, November 03, 2017
  • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • The Butler Boardroom of the American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington D.C. 20016

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Lecture

A funny thing happens on the way to the grave — we often pause to laugh. Why do we laugh? What is comedy? How is it related to its cousin tragedy?  Dour Freud wrote a book on jokes, and Jung, noted for his Olympian laughter, barely touches the subject.  Various perspectives on comedy will be illustrated with jokes, so be prepared to laugh.  In fact, please bring a joke of your own.

James Hollis, Ph. D., is a Zurich-trained Jungian analyst in practice in Washington, D. C. where he is also Executive Director of the Jung Society of Washington. He is also author of fourteen books translated into nineteen languages. 

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