“On, In and Out of (Narrative) Dreamworlds: Saturation, Presentationality, Immersivity” (Marco Bernini – Team Meeting 1)
Meeting led by Marco Bernini.
For Project members only.
Are dreams (narrative) worlds? What does constitute the specific ‘worldliness’ or ‘world-likeness’ of dream experiences? In which sense dreams are (like) narratives? How can narrative theory help defining dream experiences? How can artefactual representations of dreams and dream reports provide insights into (i.e., approximate and help to share) dream experiences and their unique worldliness? I will argue that to answer these questions we should combine concepts from narrative theory (i.e., saturation) and cognitive theory of dreams (i.e., presentationality), and look at how different media (I will use dream reports, literary texts from Carroll and Delmore Schwartz, Phoebe Bridgers’ lyrics, movies by Linklater and David Lynch) have attempted to render and explore dreamworlds’ immersivity.