Location: Broad Art Center, EDA Room 1250, Parking in Lot 3
In this lecture we will uncover the common stock of symbolism related to quest stories. Consciously or unconsciously we are contributing to the evolution and emergent fabric of this linguistic device in which complex, culturally specific meanings are communicated simply. Psychologist-storyteller Jonathan Young will draw on his work with Joseph Campbell to explore the symbolism in the Legends of the Holy Grail, the architecture of quest stories and the subterrain of nonverbal communication.
Jonathan Young assisted Joseph Campbell at seminars and served as founding curator of the Joseph Campbell Archives. As a professor, he created and chaired a department of mythological studies. His books and articles focus on personal mythology and the creative process. As director of the Center for Story and Symbol in Santa Barbara, Dr. Young lectures widely on uses of symbolic imagery and consults for content creators in film, visual art, advertising, and writing.