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Michael Vannoy Adams

Michael Vannoy Adams, D.Phil., C.S.W.
New York, NY 10012

United States

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Website: http://www.jungnewyork.com/

About Michael Vannoy Adams

Michael Vannoy Adams is a Jungian analyst in the private practice of psychotherapy in New York City. A graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute of New York, Adams is a faculty member at the Object Relations Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, the Blanton-Peale Graduate Institute, Pacifica Graduate Institute, and the New School University, where he was previously associate provost. He has a special interest in the archetypal psychology of James Hillman.

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 List of dream-related publications and/or web sites where my work is featured.


Adams, Michael Vannoy (2001). The Mythological Unconscious. Other Press (New York) and Karnac Books (London).

Adams, Michael Vannoy (1996). The Multicultural Imagination. Routledge.


For Love of the Imagination
This article is the first chapter in Joseph Reppen (ed.), Why I Became a Psychotherapist (Northvale, NJ, and London: Jason Aronson, 1998), pp. 1-14.

C.G. Jung and Jungian Analysis - What Is It, and Is It For You?


"African-American Dreaming and the Beast of Racism: The Cultural Unconscious in Jungian Analysis," Psychoanalytic Psychology (forthcoming 2002).

"The Window Knew Best: A Response to Robert Tyminski," Journal of Jungian Theory and Practice, 2 (2000): 57-9.

"Compensation in the Service of Individuation: Phenomenological Essentialism and Jungian Dream Interpretation," Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 10,1 (2000): 127-42.

"For Love of the Imagination," in Joseph Reppen (ed.), Why I Became a Psychotherapist (Northvale, NJ, and London: Jason Aronson, 1998), 1-14.

"Race, the Unconscious, and New York City," Lapis, 6 (1998): 68-72.

"Noll and Void: The Jung Scholarship of Richard Noll," Round Table Review, 5,3 (January/February 1998): 11-16.

"Desegregating the White Ego: Racism and the Ethic of White Civilization," Spring, 62 (Fall/Winter 1997): 87-103.

"Refathering Psychoanalysis, Deliteralising Hillman: Imaginal Therapy, Individual and Cultural," in Petruska Clarkson (ed.), On the Sublime in Psychoanalysis, Archetypal Psychology, and Psychotherapy (London: Whurr, 1997), 109-22.

"Re-imagining Ourselves: What Does It Mean To Be 'Multicultural?'," Round Table Review, 5,2 (November/December 1997): 3, 15, and 17-18.

"The Archetypal School," in Polly Young-Eisendrath and Terrence Dawson (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Jung (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997), 101-18.

"Metaphors in Psychoanalytic Theory and Therapy," Clinical Social Work Journal, 25,1 (Spring 1997): 27-39.

"Jung and Racism," Self & Society, 25,1 (March 1997): 19-23. Reprinted in Umbrella Group Newsletter, 2 (Autumn/Winter 1999): 19-23.

"Flowers and Fungi: Archetypal Semiotics and Visual Metaphor," Spring, 59 (Spring 1996): 131-55.

"Jungians and Deconstruction," Round Table Review, 3,1 (September/October 1995): 3 and 7.

"Policing the Unconscious: Law and Order in the Psyche," Spring, 56 (Fall 1994): 65-77.

"Psychoanalytic Studies in British and American Universities: The Kent and New School Programs," International Federation for Psychoanalytic Education Newsletter, 3,1 (Spring/Summer 1993): 20-6.

"My Siegfried Problem - and Ours: Jungians, Freudians, Anti-Semitism, and the Knowledge," in Aryeh Maidenbaum and Stephen A. Martin (eds.), Lingering Shadows: Jungians, Freudians, and Anti-Semitism (Boston: Shambhala, 1991), 241-59.

"Dreams as Complexes: Jung's Dream of the Brown Horse and Heavy Log," Quadrant, 24,1 (1991): 44-63.

"The Interpretation of Unconscious Speech Acts: Conventions, Intentions, and the Profounder Self," College English Association Critic, 51,1 (Fall 1988): 114-28.

"Madness and Right Reason, Extremes of One: The Shadow Archetype in Moby-Dick," Bucknell Review, 31,2 (1988): 97-109.

"Deconstructive Philosophy and Imaginal Psychology: Comparative Perspectives on Jacques Derrida and James Hillman," Journal of Literary Criticism, 2,1 (June 1985): 23-39. Reprinted in Rajnath (ed.), Deconstruction: A Critique (London: Macmillan, 1989), 138-57, and in Richard P. Sugg (ed.), Jungian Literary Criticism (Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1992), 231-48.

"Sex as Metaphor, Fantasy as Reality: An Imaginal Re-Encounter with Ken Kesey and the Counter-Culture," Indian Journal of American Studies, 15,2 (Summer 1985): 83-96.

"Getting a Kick out of Captain Ahab: The Merman Dream in Moby-Dick," Dreamworks, 4,4 (1984/85): 279-87

"In the Belly of the God: Structures or Archetypes of the Hindu Unconscious," Journal of Literary Studies, 7,1/2 (December 1984): 1-19. Revised and reprinted in Journal of Evolutionary Psychology, 9,1/2 (March 1988): 28-40.

"Psychoanalytic Criticism and the Arbitrariness of Interpretation," New Orleans Review, 11,2 (Summer 1984): 37-43.

"On Reading Fiction," Lafayette Alumni Quarterly, 55,3 (Spring 1984): 21-3.

"Whaling and Difference: Moby-Dick Deconstructed," New Orleans Review, 10,4 (Winter 1983): 59-64.

"Pathography, Hawthorne, and the History of Psychological Ideas," Emerson Society Quarterly, 29,3 (3rd Quarter 1983): 113-26.

"Ahab's Jonah-and-the-Whale Complex: The Fish Archetype in Moby-Dick," Emerson Society Quarterly, 28,3 (3rd Quarter 1982): 167-82.

"The Benzene Uroboros: Plastic and Catastrophe in Gravity's Rainbow," Spring (1981): 149-61.

"Entropology: The Science of Time, Life, and Death," Lone Star Review (October 1981): 8.

"From Hiroshima to Three Mile Island: An American Studies Course for the Nuclear Age," Science, Technology, and Society Newsletter (June 1981): 1-5.

"Madness in Art," in M. E. Grenander (ed.), Asclepius at Syracuse: Thomas Szasz, Libertarian Conference Proceedings (Albany: Institute for Humanistic Studies, 1980), I: 11-18.

"From Texas to Sussex: An Odyssey of Campus Protest," Encounter (January 1975): 83-9.



"Image, Active Imagination, and the Imaginal Level: An Interview with Robert Bosnak," Quadrant, 25,2 (1992): 8-29.

"The New Age: An Interview with Kathleen Raine," Spring (1982): 113-32.



"The Naked and the Veiled: Soul, Logic, and the Absolute Truth"; review of Wolfgang Giegerich, The Soul's Logical Life: Towards a Rigorous Notion of Psychology, Round Table Review (March/April 1999).

Review of Andrew Samuels, The Political Psyche, Journal of Analytical Psychology, 40,1 (January 1995).

Review of Karin Barnaby and Pellegrino D'Acierno (eds.), C.G. Jung and the Humanities: Toward a Hermeneutics of Culture, Quadrant, 23, 2 (1990).

Review of Robert H. Hopcke, A Guided Tour of the Collected Works of C.G. Jung, Quadrant, 23, 1 (1990).

"Melville as Social Realist"; review of Michael Paul Rogin, Subversive Genealogy: The Politics and Art of Herman Meville., New Criterion (September 1983).

"Musing on Semiotics"; review of Thomas A. Sebeok, The Play of Musement, Journal of Communication (Winter 1983).

"Sontag versus Sontag"; review of A Susan Sontag Reader, New Criterion (November 1982).

"In Praise of Literary Folly"; review of Lillian Feder, Madness in Literature. Lone Star Review (December 1980).

"Textuality"; review of William Burroughs, Ah Pook Is Here and Other Texts, Quarto (February 1980).

"The Reality Principle"; review of Gerald Graff, Literature Against Itself: Literary Ideas in Modern Society, Commentary (January 1980).

"As the Fallout Flies"; review of The Report of the President's Commission on the Accident at Three Mile Island, Literary Review (January 1980).

"The Heroism of Perception"; review of Thomas A. Sebeok, The Sign and Its Masters, Lone Star Review (December 1979).

"Intellectual Extremist"; review of Jacques Derrida, Writing and Difference, Lone Star Review (September 1979).

"Pillow Talk"; review of Michel Foucault, The History of Sexuality, Commentary (March 1979).

"The Artist-Criminal"; review of H. Bruce Franklin, The Victim as Criminal and Artist: Literature from the American Prison, Commentary (August 1978).

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