Articles and chapters


“Piccolo lessico del grande esodo. Ottanta lemmi per pensare la crisi migrante”, red. F. O. Dubosc, Numi Edres, Minimum Fax

Chapter: “Le frontier increate dell’Europa Orientale”



“Europe’s Many Souls: Exploring Cultural Complexes and Identities”, eed. J. Rasche and T. Singer, Spring Journal and Books

Chapter: “The Suffering Hero and Messianism in Polish Cultural Complexes”

Abstract: This chapter explores the historical roots and manifestations of the Polish cultural complex of the Suffering Messianic Hero. The author sees it having formed as a result of the cumulative trauma of the Polish nation, which has been ongoing since the end of the eighteen century, with partitions of the country, World War II, and the Communist era. She poses the question whether or not a cultural complex is the result of collective psychic struggle with the constant danger of physical, psychological, and spiritual obliteration might serve the function of keeping national identity alive and holding the hope for renewal. She also explores both transformative and defensive aspects of cultural complex in terms of its consequences for past, present, and future cultural life.



“From Tradition to Innovation: Jungian Analysts Working in Different Cultural Settings”, red. C. Crowther and J. Wiener, Spring Journal and Books

Co-author of the chapter: „Influenced, Changed, or Transformed? Reflections on Moments of Meeting in a Borderland”



Proceedings of the 19th Congress of the International Association for Analytical Psychology, CD edition, Daimon Publishers

Co-author of the article: „Reflections on the long term impact of the cultural trauma on the collective memory and its functions in individual development”



Journal of Analytical Psychology 

Article: “Monuments of Memory. Defensive mechanisms of collective psyche and their manifestation in the memorialization process”, Journal of Analytical Psychology, 57, 425-444.

Abstract:  The paper searches for insight in the area of collective memory as a part of collective consciousness, a phenomenon understood as a stabilizing factor for a society’s self-image and identity. Collective memories are seen as originating from shared communications transmitting and creating the meaning of the past in the form of narrative, symbols and signs. As such, they contain the individual, embodied and lived side of our relations to the past. As well as the identity-building and meaning-making functions of collective memories, their defensive function is discussed with a focus on commemorative practices taking place in a transitional space between psychic and social life. Fears of a lack of collective identity and coherence have contributed to the way Polish commemorative practices have been shaped. This is considered in relation to the Smolensk catastrophe in 2010, viewed in the context of the Jungian concept of the collective psyche and the psychoanalytical understanding of defensive group mechanisms against trauma, especially those relating to loss and mourning. It leads to a consideration of how historical experiences and the experience of history can be accessed, as well as their meaning for individual and group development.


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