Dreams, Phantasms and Memories Programme



Conference Programme



THURSDAY, 20 September






Conference opening



Keynote lecture


Katja Valli (University of Turku, Finland & University of Skövde, Sweden)

The Virtual Reality of Dreams



Coffee break



Plenary session


Symposium: Is it Possible to Get the Exact Message within the “Oneiric Tale” and its Symbols?


Margherita Carotenuto (Italy)

Rossella Celmi (Italy)

Marisa Persiani (Italy)

Benedetto De Francesco (Italy)



Lunch break



Plenary session


Chair: Wojciech Owczarski


Wojciech Owczarski (University of Gdańsk, Poland)

Dreaming “the Unspeakable”? The Holocaust, Dreams and Representation


Katja Vali (University of Turku, Finland & University of Skövde, Sweden)

Themes, Emotional Tone and Threatening Events in the Dreams of Auschwitz Survivors


Paulo Endo (University of São Paulo, Brazil)

Time, Trauma and Fortune Tellers


Marco Zanasi, Daniele Silvi, Sergio Pizziconi, Daniele Tosco, Simone Mastrocesare & Francesco Figoli (University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy)

Auschwitz Survivors’ Dream Reports: A Model for Coding and Textual Analysis



Coffee break



Parallel sessions


Session A


Chair: Marco Zanasi


Dorisa Costello (Vilnius University, Lithuania & William Jessup University, USA)

“Just Like Heaven”: Death, Dreaming, and Multimodality in Hall’s The Raw Shark Texts


Nicole Häffner (Saarland University, Germany)

Contemporary Argentinian Dream Narrative between European and Latin-American Paradigms, Rationality and Spirituality 


Mariia Lenherr (Sigmund Freud University in Vienna, Austria)

Between Words and Wounds: “Talking Cure” Revisited


Anna Blazejczyk (The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland)


“The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters”: Goya Between Phantasms And  Reality


Session B


Chair: Paulo Endo


Anna Budzeń (The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland)

Dreams and their Diagnostic Significance in the Hippocratic Treatise On Regimen IV


Kamil Nowak (Jagiellonian University, Poland)

Uncovering the Dreamlike Phenomena: An Inquiry into the Content of Buddhist Meditative Perception


Jayant Balaji Athavale, Sean Clarke & Dragana Kislovski (Maharshi Adhyatma Vishwavidyalay, India)

Dreams and Phantasms that Have Supernatural Causes



Buffet dinner and wine reception





FRIDAY, 21 September 2018



Keynote lecture


Judy Gardiner (Independent Scholar, USA)

Dreaming Across Time and Space: Montague Ullman and an Order of Wholeness



Coffee break



Plenary session


Chair: Hans-Walter Schmidt-Hannisa


Dagna Skrzypińska & Barbara Szmigielska (Jagiellonian University, Poland)

Practical Aspects of Working with Dreams in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy


Claus Braun (Jung Institute in Berlin, Germany)

The Meaning of a Dream Series in a Jungian Psychoanalysis


Oksana Didenko (International Institute of Depth Psychology in Kyiv, Ukraine)

A Connection between a Dream of a Client and His Disorder: Case Study



Lunch break



Parallel sessions


Session A


Chair: Claus Braun


Hans-Walter Schmidt-Hannisa (National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland)

Catching the Traces of Dreams: The Role of Techniques and Media in the Cultural History of the Dream


Matt Newsom (Washington State University, USA)

Analyzing Gender Conflict Through Dreams Among Berlin’s Psychobilly Subculture


Kathryn Poethig (California State University, Monterey Bay, USA)

Dreaming Someone Else’s Gods:  Catholic Statue Recovery by Vietnamese Fishermen in Cambodia


Danilo Garcia Caceres (Central University of Ecuador, Ecuador)

The Dreams Are Collectives and the Phantasms Are Individuals: An Approach of Indigenous People in Ecuador-South America


Session B


Chair: Liat Steir-Livny


Anna Anzani (Politecnico di Milano, Italy) & Massimo Schinco (Politecnico di Milano & University of Pavia, Italy)

Experiencing the Continuity between Consciousness and Places: The Role of Dreams, Memory and Imagination in the Re-Use Design of Dismissed Heritage


Bogna Kociołowicz-Wiśniewska (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland)

Forgotten Places, Forgotten Past: Evoking Memories and Heritage Consciousness through Urban Exploration


Natasza Doiczman-Łoboda (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland)

A Dream About Migration that Will Change Life: Migration Myth in the Minds of Poles


Valerie Zawilski (Western University in London, Ontario, Canada)

Dreaming the Nation: The Russian Neo-Derevenshchiki’s  [Intelligentsia who Study Village Life] Search for Mother Russia in the Near North of Russia



Coffee break



Parallel sessions


Session A


Chair: Kathryn Poethig


Anna Kuchta (Jagiellonian University, Poland)

A City Made of Dreams and Memories: Lvov in the Works of Adam Zagajewski


Marta Zmyślna (Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce, Poland)

Dreams As a Conceptual Extension of Waking in Szymborska and Lipska’s Poetry


Justyna Kasperek (Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce, Poland)

Outside Worlds Inside of Us: Dreams, Phantasm and Memories in Blue Pueblo by Grzegorz Wróblewski and Wojciech Wilczyk


Anna Lewandowska (University of Gdańsk, Poland)

Cultural Dimension of Dreams: Linguistic Representation of the World of Dreams


Session B


Chair: Anna Anzani


Liat Steir-Livny (Sapir Academic College & Open University of Israel, Israel)

A trip to the Other Planet. Hallucinations, Phantasms and Memories: A Testimony of a Holocaust Survivor in Animated Documentary


Inela Selimovic (Wellesley College, USA)

Affects, Dreams, Nightmares in Lucía Puenzo’s 

El niño pez (2009)


Rocío Sola Jiménez (Pompeu Fabra University, Spain)

Building the Oneiric Landscape: Alfred Kubin’s Dreamland


Sayujya Sankar (Stella Maris College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India)

Dream, Myth and Fantasy in Neil Gaiman’s Sandman



Conference closing

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