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International Interdisciplinary Conference
23-24 November 2023

                                                           CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Please note that as our conference will be international we took into consideration different time zones but the hours specified in the program refers to the time in Poland, Warsaw (CET).


11.00 AM - 1.00 PM

Session I
Chair: Wojciech Owczarski (University of Gdansk, Poland)

John Wilson (University of Sheffield, UK)
Predictive Processing and the Predictive Dream

Agata Sowińska (University of Silesia, Poland)
Dreams of “No Place”: Utopias Through the Ages

Maria Kofina (Independent Scholar)
Ancient Greeks Dreaming: A Cultural and Literary Approach

Charlotte Beyer (University of Gloucestershire, UK)
“Pain, Hurt and Dammit”: Ken Bruen’s Exploration of the Supernatural and Irish Mythology in his Crime Short St
ory She Wails Through the Fair

1.00 PM – 1.30 PM - BREAK

1.30 PM – 2.30 PM

Keynote Lecture I

Paulo Cesar Endo (University of São Paulo, Brazil)
Dreaming About the Future in Times of Threat to Life and the Forest: N
otes on  Fortune Tellers and Shamans in Times of Hopelessness


Paulo Cesar Endo is a psychoanalyst, associate professor at the Institute of Psychology at the University of São Paulo, coordinator of the Research Group on Human Rights, Democracy and Memory at the Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of São Paulo. He is currently a member of the Research Unit for Dream, Memory and Imagination Studies

(University of Gdansk), Memory Studies Association Latin America and Clinical Territories of Memory (Argentina)


2.30 PM – 3.30 PM - BREAK


 3.30 PM – 5.30 PM

Session II

Chair: Maria Kofina (Independent Scholar)

Katja Valli (University of Skövde, Sweden; University of Turku, Finland)
Dangerous Waters: Effect of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami on Dreaming

Massimo Schinco (Centro Studi Eteropoiesi in Turin; Milan Technical University, Italy)
“Are you gonna carry my dreams?”: Dreams and Processes of Individual and Community Self-Healing

Léo Karam Tietboehl (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro [UFRJ], Brazil)
A Multinaturalist Prism to Reclaim the Psychoanalytic Dream

Anusnigdha (Birmingham City University, UK)
Psychological Vicissitudes in the Interpretation of Dreams: A Synthesis of Ancient Hindu Philosophy and Psychoanalytic Perspectives

5.30 PM – 6.00 PM - BREAK


 5.30 PM – 6.00 PM - BREAK


6.00 PM – 7.00 PM


Keynote Lecture II
Robert Hoss (International Association for the Study of Dreams; Dreamscience Foundation
, USA)

Dreams and Memory Reconsolidation: An Emotional Processing Function

Robert Hoss, MS is a Past President and the Conference Director of the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD), Director of the DreamScience Foundation or research grant co-funding, a member of APA, a Haden Institute faculty instructorand on the board of the National Institute for Integrative Healthcare. He was awarded the lifetime Achievement Award by IASD in 2021. His research specialization is content analysis as related to neurological studies and his psychological experience and training is Gestalt Therapy, Jungian theory and contemporary dream theory. He is author/editor of: Dreams: Understanding Biology, Psychology & Culture (ABC-CLIO); Dreams that Change Our Lives (Chiron); Dream to Freedom (in Working with PTSD Dreams and Nightmares and 3 clinical manuals); Dream Language (Innersource) and is published in 16 other professional and dream related books or journals.

7.00 PM – 7.30 PM - BREAK

7.30 PM – 10.00 PM

Session III

Chair: Léo Karam Tietboehl (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro [UFRJ], Brazil)

Anna Pełczyńska (Angelus Silesius University of Applied Sciences in
Walbrzych, Poland)

By Dream Inspired: Texts of Cultures Inspired by Dreams. Language
Pragmatics Analysis

Don Kuiken (University of Alberta, Canada)
The Aesthetic Effects of Impactful Dreams: Sublime Disquietude,
Sublime Enthrallment

Kelly Bulkeley (Sleep and Dream Database, USA)
New Research on Long-Term Dream Journals

Jo Ann Oravec (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA)
“Interfacing with the Sleeping Mind”: Artificial Intelligence and Dream-
State Intervention

Eulàlia Polls Camps (University of Barcelona, Spain)
A Journey into the Hallucinations of a Free Diver




11.30 AM– 1.30 PM

Session IV
Chair: Marcia Dessi (European Graduate School [EGS] Saas-Fee,Switzerland)

Leon Coward (Independent Researcher, Australia) 

Cinema, Dream Worlds, and the Principles of Imagination

Ravneet Kaur Grover (Delhi University, India)
Dreams and Reality in Christopher Nolan’s Inception

Yulin Zhou (Communication University of China)

Nightmares on Screen: The Art of Crafting Terrifying Dream
Sequences in Horror Films

Hassan Ait-el-Ouali (University of Debrecen, Hungary)
The Phantasmagorical Staging of the Father in Hisham Matar’s Autobiographical Oeuvre

1.30 PM – 2.00 PM - BREAK

2.00 PM – 4.00 PM

Session V

PANEL: Dreamscapes of Transformation and Mourning: Unraveling the Psyche in Times of Crisis

Christiana Oliveira (University of São Paulo, Brazil)
The Dreamed Transference: When Interpretation Accesses the Unspeakable

Joana Horst (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
Crossings: Adolescence and Pandemic in Dreams

Julia Ferry (University of São Paulo, Brazil)
Dreams of the Living, Desire of the Dead

Luciano Bregalanti (University of São Paulo, Brazil)
Tracing Mourning: Navigating Loss and Memory in the Wake of Trauma

4.00 PM – 5.00 PM - BREAK

5.00 PM – 7.00 PM

Session VI

Chair: Jo Ann Oravec (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA)

Melinda Powell (Dream Research Institute, London, UK)
From Fear to Freedom in Dream Lucidity: A Jungian Perspective

Bohdan Shumylovych (Center for Urban History in Lviv, Ukraine)
Navigating Quiet Trauma and the “Ordinary Dreaming” in Times of War

Wojciech Owczarski (University of Gdansk, Poland)
Adaptive Effects of the Dreams of Ukrainian Female Refugees to Poland After February 24, 2022

Marcia Dessi (European Graduate School [EGS] Saas-Fee, Switzerland)
The American Dream and Schrödinger’s Immigrant: An Analysis of
 U.S. Immigrant Metaphors

7.00 PM – 7.30 PM - BREAK

7.30 PM – 9.30 PM

Session VII
Bohdan Shumylovych (Center for Urban History in Lviv, Ukraine)

Amanda Shuman (Independent Researcher, Canada)
Normalizing Dream Superpowers

Fred Hook (Queen's University, Kingston, Canada)
Exploring Life, Exploring Dreams: The Dreamer’s Space in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass

Anna Targosz (Jagiellonian University, Poland)
“Turn this page, and you may give up your entire life”: Fuminori Nakamura’s My Annihilation as a Literary Expedition into Human

Robert Reuschlein (Real Economy Institute, USA)
Gygax "Dungeons and Dragons" Empire of Imagination

10.00 PM – Conference closing


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