Collegium Artium XIII

The Institute of Art History,

Research Centre for the Humanities,

Hungarian Academy of Sciences

cordially invites you to the lecture of

Professor Diane O'Donoghue PhD



Chair, Department of Visual and Critical Studies, Tufts University, USA

Member, Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Boston



Legends of the Night: Freud and Vienna's Dream Books in 1900



Date: November 19, 2013, 3 p.m.

Venue: Institute of Art History,

Research Centre for the Humanities,

Hungarian Academy of Sciences

(Magyar Tudományos Akadémia

Bölcsészettudományi Kutatóközpont

Művészettörténeti Intézet)

Meeting room (Tanácsterem)

Budapest,

Országház Str. 30



Sigmund Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams  (Die Traumdeutung), published just as the twentieth century began, has endured as one of the most influential works on the functioning and significance of what is recalled from sleep. Although this book has become synonymous with the interest in dreams in fin-de-siècle Vienna, this lecture will consider it as part of a broader literature on this topic. A very different kind of "dream book" - one where imagery was assigned both a meaning and a number – was used for the playing of the lottery and enjoyed great popularity in 1900. Although little discussed now, these books were well known to Freud, and, as this presentation suggests, exerted influence upon how he thought about the interpretation of the visual content of dreams.

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