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Death and the Humanities: a course with Julie Bondanza

  • Monday, March 14, 2022
  • Monday, May 09, 2022
  • 5 sessions
  • Monday, March 14, 2022, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM (EDT)
  • Monday, March 28, 2022, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM (EDT)
  • Monday, April 11, 2022, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM (EDT)
  • Monday, April 25, 2022, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM (EDT)
  • Monday, May 09, 2022, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM (EDT)
  • Zoom, Eastern Time


  • Members who are seniors over 65 or full time students

This program will NOT be recorded


Five Alternate Mondays

  • This course will look at death from various perspectives. In addition to studying poetry about death and listening to Paul Leavitt’s “Requiem,” we will read and discuss the following works:

    • “The Soul and Death,” in The Collected Works of C.G. Jung (Vol. 8)
    • Tinkers, a novel by Paul Harding
    • When Breath Becomes Air, an autobiography by Paul Kilanithi
    • Nora Webster, a novel by Colm Toibin
    • The Death of Ivan Ilyich, a novella by Leo Tolstoy

Julie Bondanza, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and a diplomate Jungian analyst who trained at the C.G. Jung Institute of New York, where she was Director of Training, a job she also held with the Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts. She has taught extensively in New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Washington, as well as for various Jung societies across the country. Presently she serves the board of the C.G. Jung Foundation of New York and continues to serve as its program chair, a post she has held for many years. Dr. Bondanza practices in Takoma Park and lives in Washington, D.C.

Zoom links will be shared about 24 hours before the program start time. Registration closes before Zoom links are shared. If you do not receive your link 24 hours in advance, please reach out asap directly to

By agreeing to enroll in an online program offered by the Jung Society of Washington, you are also agreeing to comply with our terms. This means that you cannot record (through internal or external devices) the audio, visuals (photos), or  any videos of the program. The intellectual property belongs to the presenter, and we ask you not to violate this policy. Also, we highly value the anonymity of the content of the program, of the presenters, and of individuals present in the program, and hope that everyone can contribute to a respectful and trust-building online environment. Thank you!


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