Virginia Apperson


Virginia Apperson, Ph.D., A.P.R.N., C.S.
1164 North Highland Avenue N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30306

Virginia Apperson has worked in a variety of psychiatric settings with children, adolescents and adults. Her belief in the creative potential within each of us led to her training at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich. In addition to her analytic practice, she works with couples, leads dream groups, and lectures on Jungian topics. She co-authored with John Beebe The Presence of the Feminine in Film. Virginia is a member of AGAP, IRSJA, IAAP and on the faculty of the Memphis-Atlanta Training Seminar. She is on the board of the CG Jung Institutes for Alumni, Supporters and Friends.

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"The individual soul is the vessel of life, and the thing of greatest importance." - C.G. Jung


The Presence of the Feminine in Film
Author: Virginia Apperson and John Beebe
Date Of Publication: May 2009

This pioneering book introduces a largely unremarked dimension of film, the “feminine,” which cannot be reduced to women’s experience, or to men’s projections onto women. The Presence of the Feminine in Film gives body to that often rather loosely formulated Jungian conception, the “feminine aspect of psyche,” by noticing what “feminine” turns out to mean in particular cinematic contexts. Spanning seven decades—from Pride and Prejudice, Notorious, and Letter from an Unknown Woman to Monsoon Wedding, Brokeback Mountain, and The Lives of Others—the movies selected for particular study here make it clear that the feminine is at home in the movies, and that when she appears, it is to appeal to our sensibilities as well as to our senses. This is a book that will enhance the appreciation of film as a depth psychological medium.