This collection brings together the best scholarship on psychology and the arts produced by members if the PsyArt Foundation. Psychoanalysis and derived transactional psychological approaches are brought to bear on object texts in the modes of literature, film, visual art and mythological representatives. Also included are creative contributions, as well as more theoretical psychoanalytical essays. This volume as a whole shows how fertile the cross-field between psychology and the arts can be in the 21st century.
Professor Bent Sorensen, Aalborg University, Denmark
President, PsyArt Foundation
You will find in this volume examples of the whole spectrum of contemporary approaces to psychology and the arts. The contributors come from many different countries and the approaches are varied; the editors cast a wide net to display the latest in international scholarly approaches to the field. I am sure that among these chapters you will discover many new and stimulating insights into the rich and rewarding interaction of psychology and the arts.
Professor Andrew Gordon, University of Florida, USA
Vice-President, PsyArt Foundation
Carmel Cefai and Louis Laganà have created this remarkable book by selecting papers from the 32nd International Conference on Psychology and the Arts, a cutting-edge conference which has for three decades been discussing artworks from a psychological perspective. Enriching works from Greek tragedy to contemporary films, this is a book every critic will find worthwhile.
Professor Norman Holland, University of Florida, USA
Founder, PsyArt Foundation