Psyche & Muse: Creative Entanglements with the Science of the Soul

Film & Audio

WATCH

The film clips below highlight writers, artists, and works featured in Psyche & Muse. Archive materials from the Beinecke collections include: home movie footage of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas from the Stein-Toklas Papers (Watch: Home movie of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas (France, [1927]); Richard Wright screen tests for the role of Bigger in Native Son from the Richard Wright Papers (Watch: Richard Wright’s Screen test for Native Son); and a recently discovered silent film, Monkey’s Moon, produced in 1929 by Pool Films, the film production company of writers Kenneth Macpherson, Bryher, and poet H. D. (Hilda Doolittle) (Watch: Pool Productions film Monkey’s Moon, 1929). Additional film clips include Freud family home movies from the Library of Congress and an interview with C. G. Jung. Examples of exhibition-related popular films are also included, such as the 1962 film of Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey into Night and the film version of Moss Hart’s musical about psychoanalysis, Lady in the Dark, starring Ginger Rogers.

Case Studies:
American Writers Encountering Psychoanalysis

Jason Robards and Katherine Hepburn in Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night — 1962 film directed by Sidney Lumet


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Ginger Rogers and Barry Sullivan in Moss Hart’s Lady in the Dark — 1944 film directed by Mitchell Leisen

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Art Therapy:
C. G. Jung and the Modernist Aesthetic

Interview with C. G. Jung, excerpt


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H. D. and Freud, the Poet and the Professor

Pool Productions film Monkey’s Moon, 1929


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The Influence of Anxiety:
Race and Writing in Jim Crow Times

Richard Wright’s Screentest for Native Son

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Dr. Froyd: Psychoanalysis in the Popular Imagination

Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Trailer) — 1953 film directed by Howard Hawkes

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LISTEN

The audio clips linked below highlight writers, artists, and works featured in Psyche & Muse.

Case Studies:
American Writers Encountering Psychoanalysis

Theatre Guild on Air production of Moss Hart’s Lady in the Dark
Listen: “Theatre Guild on the Air presents Lady in the Dark” (October 17, 1947)

Gertrude Stein Reading
Listen: fromThe Making Of Americans (New York, Winter 1934-35)

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H. D. and Freud, the Poet and the Professor

Listen: H. D. Reading from Helen in Egypt

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Mixed Narratives and the Problem of Language: Homosexuality and the Search for a “Cure”

Listen: Jack Spicer reading “Psychoanalysis: An Elegy”

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Written by beineckepoetry

February 9, 2011 at 6:49 pm

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