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Eros: The Agony and the Ecstasy: A Course with Julie Bondanza

  • Monday, March 27, 2023
  • Monday, June 19, 2023
  • 5 sessions
  • Monday, March 27, 2023, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM (EDT)
  • Monday, May 08, 2023 (EDT)
  • Monday, May 22, 2023 (EDT)
  • Monday, June 05, 2023 (EDT)
  • Monday, June 19, 2023 (EDT)
  • Zoom, Eastern Time


  • Members who are seniors over 65 or full time students


Five Alternate Mondays

This program WILL NOT BE recorded. 

Registration closes at NOON EST. on March 26th. 

Zoom Links will be in your confirmation email.

This semester will explore Eros, which can bring us to ecstatic heights or to the depths of despair, in five plays and novels. We will begin with the classic, Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. We will follow this with Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Enduring Love by Ian McEwan, and The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles. For the fifth class, we'll ready both Hippolytus by Euripides and A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams (both of which we have done in the past but are always worth a reread).

* There will be no class on April 10, Easter Monday *

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: Zoom links can be found in your registration confirmation email. They will also 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

CANCELLATION: You may cancel your registration up to 1 week prior to the program.

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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