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The Other Day: The Interpretation of Daydreams

RACHEL BOWLBY

in Freudian Mythologies: Greek Tragedy and Modern Identities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199566228
eISBN:
9780191710407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566228.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Dreams have a dramatic role to play in Freudian theory, as the dark bearers of an unconscious that is often perceived as intractable and unchanging; the memories and unfulfilled desires of childhood ... More


The Obsession with Dreams

June O. Leavitt

in The Mystical Life of Franz Kafka: Theosophy, Cabala, and the Modern Spiritual Revival

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199827831
eISBN:
9780199919444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827831.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Kafka’s literary corpus contains over thirty-seven chronicles about his dreams. This is most significant in light of the fact that the occult training programs pervasive in Europe in the early part ... More


The Dream as Writing: Freud's Theory

Herschel Farbman

in The Other Night: Dreaming, Writing, and Restlessness in Twentieth-Century Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228652
eISBN:
9780823235780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228652.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter discusses Sigmund Freud's theory that holds the dream as writing. Freud's first thesis in the Interpretation of Dreams is that dreams are meaningful and capable of being interpreted. But ... More


The Counterthesis in “The Dream Book” and “A Religious Experience”: The Beginning and End of Interpretation

Diane Jonte-Pace

in Speaking the Unspeakable: Religion, Misogyny, and the Uncanny Mother in Freud's Cultural Texts

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520226005
eISBN:
9780520927698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226005.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter provides a counterthesis to two works of Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams and A Religious Experience, at sites that bracket the entire span of Freud's career, the limitations, ... More


Freud and Film Redux

Michael T. Gilmore

in Surface and Depth: The Quest for Legibility in American Culture

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195157765
eISBN:
9780199787784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157765.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter concentrates on the visual and cognitive extensions represented by the movies and by psychotherapy. It reviews the curious affinities between the domesticating of Freudian doctrine and ... More


Freud’s Vergil

Gregory A. Staley

in Classical Myth and Psychoanalysis: Ancient and Modern Stories of the Self

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199656677
eISBN:
9780191756993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656677.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter takes as its starting point the epigraph from the Aeneid at the start of Freud's Interpretation of Dreams, and goes on to explore the myth of Rome in Freud's thought, especially in his ... More


Conclusion: Nervous Hermeneutics and the Theater of Cruelty

Matthew Wilson Smith

in The Nervous Stage: Nineteenth-century Neuroscience and the Birth of Modern Theatre

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190644086
eISBN:
9780190644116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190644086.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Drama, European Literature

The Conclusion begins with a consideration of parallels between two works written around 1900: Freud’s The Interpretation of Dreams (1955) and Strindberg’s A Dream Play (1901). These works, which ... More


The Language of Dreams: The Anatomy of the Conglomerative Effect

Lois Gordon

in Reading Godot

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092868
eISBN:
9780300132021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092868.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on the study and analysis of the bizarre, illogical fragments and dialogue exchanges that comprise a major part of Waiting for Godot. The rhetorical devices used in the play can ... More


Childlessness Euripides’ Medea

Rachel Bowlby

in A Child of One's Own: Parental Stories

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199607945
eISBN:
9780191760518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199607945.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter looks at some articulations of the distinctive forces and passion of parental feelings, including those that come from the loss or absence of children. It notes the relative absence of ... More


Deeper Problems

Laurence A. Rickels

in I Think I Am: Philip K. Dick

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816666652
eISBN:
9781452946566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816666652.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Sigmund Freud’s view of delusion formation in psychosis as activity of recovery (or rescue) of the loss of world. Carl Jung and Ludwig Binswanger diagnose a certain streamlining ... More


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