The Landscape of Dreams in Literature

An examination of four authors who were interested in dreams and dreaming. We look at four very different people through the lens of dreams, studying their lives and their work and asking how important dreams were to them and their characters.

This class will be delivered face-to-face at WEA Sydney. Enrolling students need to ensure they have read the current COVID-19 Safety Guidance that WEA Sydney has put in place before enrolling.

SUGGESTED READING

  • A Spy in the House of Love, Anais Nin
  • Rebecca, Daphne Du Maurier
  • Winnie the Pooh, A. A. Milne
  • Dreams, C. G. Jung

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Anais Nin – Dreamer and diarist
  • Daphne Du Maurier – “Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again…”
  • A. A. Milne – “If we're in each other's dreams, we can be together all the time.”
  • Andre Breton – Freud and the Surrealists

PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the course, students should be able to:

  1. Have a greater knowledge of how dreams were used in 20th century literature.
  2. Comprehend the lives and influence of 4 of the most interesting writers about dreams.
  3. Explain the importance of dreams and dreaming in various literary and cultural movements in the 20th century.
  4. Explain and recognise the ways dreams become more concrete things in literature, and how authors used their dreams to create their art.
$145 Limited / $131

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04 Jun

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