The Fictions of Dreams explores the closely interconnected worlds of dreaming and fiction writing. The dream’s essence lies in its narrative facility -they are autobiographical fictions which tell the story of the dreamer’s life history, her insertion in transgenerational family themes, and her ethnic and cultural identity. In that sense dreams are psycho-social depositories and makers, not unlike what can be found in world literature: the recreation of interiority and historicity of a given time period.
Bath-based psychotherapist and psychologist, Otto Rheinschmiedt has worked analytically with dreams for over thirty years, taught dream analysis at Bath University, and has presented his ideas on dreams on BBC radio programmes. In The Fiction of Dreams, his twin passions of dream research and critically reading world literature come together. Join us for what will be a fascinating journey into the human psyche and its creative expression.