Dreams in Contemporary Women’s Narratives

Rich in symbolic elements as well as mystery and transformation ideas, dreams are often central to women’s novels and autobiographies. Dream narratives are frequently used to: engage with differences and to challenge established structures of power; think through and beyond dichotomous representational systems; forge new languages; and finally, transform and reappropriate reality while letting anxiety, fear, and desire find their expression. Some themes to consider: what is the ...

Sponsoring Organization(s) : 
WIF special sessions at the South Central MLA Colloquium
Event type: 
Event
Event date: 
Thursday, October 3, 2013 to Saturday, October 5, 2013
Event Location: 
New Orleans, LA
Abstract due date: 
Friday, February 22, 2013
Categories: 
French
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