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1196083 Typologizing the Dream / Le rêve du point de vue typologique (Workshop of the ICLA Research Committee "DreamCultures")

Bernard Dieterle (
Manfred Engel (manfred.engel@mx.

Up to now there is nothing like a standard typology of dreams – and there probably will never be one as the systems which are used to classify dreams are based on very different taxonomic principles.
Dreams are e.g. classified according
- to their content/dominating motifs (love-dreams/erotic dreams; nightmares; conscience dreams; dreams of flying, death, birth, examination, shame; travels to heaven or hell, etc.)
- to their function and affiliated rituals (prophetic/divinatory dream, incubation dream, initiation dream, lucid dreaming, etc.)
- to their semiotics (message dream, symbolical/allegorical dream, theorematic dream, etc.)
- to their narratological purpose (dream series, recapitulation dream, dream bracket, mise en ab?me, etc.).
Of course this list of dream-types is far from complete and we are open for the suggestion of other types.

 As always, we are looking for papers (20 minutes) with a close reading of two or three dreams of the same type by different authors, ideally (but not necessarily) from different periods and/or different national literatures. Examples can be dream reports or fictional dreams in literature and all other media.

Congress Date
29 July- 2 August 2019

Abstract Submission Deadline

1 March 2019

Online Registration Deadline

20 July 2019

On-site Registration Date

29 July 2019

Dates du congrès  
29 Juillet-2 aout 2019

Envoie des notes 

jusqu’au 1er mars 2019

Inscription en ligne 

jusqu’au 20 juillet 2019

Inscription sur place 

jusqu’au 29 juillet 2019