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Philosophy, Dreaming and the Literary Imagination

Authors: Schrage-Früh, Michaela

  • Offers the first book-length treatment of dreaming and literary imagination using empirical research in the cognitive sciences and work in the humanities
  • Draws together extensive research in literary theory, philosophy of mind and dreams
  • Explores a topic with considerable appeal across a range of subject areas.
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About this book

This book explores the intersections between dreaming and the literary imagination, in light of the findings of recent neurocognitive and empirical research, with the aim to lay a groundwork for an empirically informed aesthetics of dreaming. Drawing on perspectives from literary theory, philosophy of mind and dream research, this study investigates dreaming in relation to creativity and waking states of imagination such as writing and reading stories.  Exploring the similarities and differences between the 'language' of dreams and the language of literature, it analyses the strategies employed by writers to create a sense of dream in literary fiction as well as the genres most conducive to this endeavour. The book closes with three case studies focusing on texts by Kazuo Ishiguro, Clare Boylan and John Banville to illustrate the diverse ways in which writers achieve to 'translate' the experience and 'language' of the dream.       

About the authors

Dr Michaela Schrage-Früh is a lecturer at the University of Limerick, Ireland and at the University of Mainz, Germany. Her areas of academic interest include literature and dreams, contemporary poetry and fiction, and women and ageing studies. She is the author of Emerging Identities: Myth, Nation and Gender in the Poetry of Eavan Boland, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill and Medbh McGuckian (2004).       

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Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

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    Pages 1-20

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  • Towards an Aesthetics of Dreaming

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    Pages 21-57

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  • Dreaming and Waking Imagination

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    Pages 59-130

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  • Dreaming Fictions, Writing Dreams

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    Pages 131-205

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  • Conjuring Up the Dream: Three Literary Case Studies

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    Pages 207-260

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eBook 83,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-40724-1
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-40723-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Philosophy, Dreaming and the Literary Imagination
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-40724-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-40724-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-40723-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 305
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