On Dreams

‘There is a specific distinction of dreaming as a mental act, that could not be recorded, and the account of the dream, which is a public social performance that take place while the dreamer tells about his/her experience.’

– Tedlock, Barbara, “The New Anthropology of Dreaming”, in Dreaming, Vol. 1, No. 2, 1991 – 


We propose a bibliography on dreams and participatory projects to trace the methodological perspective of this project. References embraces publication across different areas such as Socio-cultural Anthropology, Fine Art, Psychology, Social Sciences, Neuroscience and Philology. 

  • F. Artioli, P.C. Cicogna, M. Occhionero & E. Reese, “The people I grew up with: sociodemographic factors in early memories in an Italian sample.” in Memory, 20, (2012) pp. 189-197
  • Benjamin, Walter, “The Proust images” in Benjamin, W., 1892-1940, Arendt, H., 1906-1975, & Zohn, H. illuminations. London: Collins-Fontana Books, 1973
  • Bishop, Claire, “Viewers as Producers” in Participation (p. 10-17). London : Whitechapel and MIT Press, 2006, p 12
  • Bourriaud, Nicolas, Relational Aesthetics, Paris: Les presses du reel, 2002
  • Carroy Jacqueline, Nuits savantes. Une histoire des rêves (1800-1945), Paris, EHESS Editions, 2012.
  • Cecconi, Arianna, “Dreams, Memory, and War: An Ethnography of Night in the Peruvian Andes” in The Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 401–424
  • Conway, M. A. “Memory and the Self”, in Journal of Memory and Language, 53, (2005) pp. 594–628
  • Dei, Fabio, “Antropologia e memoria. Prospettive di un nuovo rapporto con la storia”, in Novecento, Vol. 10 (2004) pp. 27-46
  • D’Onofrio, Salvatore, “Sogno e racconto. La visione del santo nella Terra del rimorso”, in HORMOS, 9 (2007) pp. 105-132
  • Eco, Umberto, Opera aperta. Forma e indeterminazione nelle poetiche contemporanee, Milano, ed. Bompiani, 2013
  • Falk, John H. 1948 (John Howard), & Dierking, L. D., The museum experience, Washington, D.C: Whalesback Books, 1992
  • Freud, Sigmund. The Interpretation of Dreams. 3rd ed. New York: Macmillan, 1913
  • Freud, Sigmund, Screen Memories. (J. Strachey, Collected Papers, Vol. 5, pp. 47–69). London: Hogarth Press, 1899
  • Holmes & Conway, “Generation Identity and the Reminiscence Bump: Memory for Public and Private Events” in Journal of Adult Development, Volume 6, Issue 1, (January, 1999) pp. 21–34
  • Horton, C.L. & Malinowski, J.E. (2018) “Emotion regulation in dreaming”. In R. Hoss, K. Valli & R. Gongloff (Eds) in Dreams: Understanding Biology, Psychology, and Culture (2018)
  • King, Philip; Bulkeley, Kelly; Welt, Bernard, Dreaming in the Classroom. Practices, Methods, and Resources in Dream Education, Sony Press, Dream Series, 2011.
  • Mageo, Jeannette. (2003). Dreaming and the Self: New Perspectives on Subjectivity, Identity, and Emotion. eds. State University of New York Press
  • Mageo, Jeannette Marie. “Dream Play and Discovering Cultural Psychology.” Ethos, vol. 29, no. 2, 2001, pp. 187–217
  • Jung, Carl Gustav, The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious, London: Routledge, 1991
  • Maiore, Ignacio, Il corpo, La mente e la speranza, Astrolabio, 2009
  • Markus, Hazel Rose, & Kitayama, Shinobu “Culture and the self: Implications for cognition, emotion, and motivation” in Psychological Review, 98(2), (1991) pp. 224-253
  • Mittermaier, Amira. Dreams That Matter: Egyptian Landscapes of the Imagination. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011
  • Nancy, Jean-Luc, The Inoperative Community, ed Peter Connor (Minneapolis Minnesota University Press,1991)
  • Pogačar M., “Museums and Memorials in Social Media” in: Media Archaeologies, Micro-Archives and Storytelling. Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016
  • Portelli, Alessandro, “The peculiarity of oral history”, in History Workshop Journal, no. 30 (Autumn, 1981) pp. 96 – 107
  • Rosenfield, Israel, The Invention of Memory, (New York: Basic Books, 1988)
  • Shimamura Arthur P.; Palmer, Stephen E. (eds.), Aesthetic Science : connecting minds, brains, and experience, New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012
  • Sterpenich, Virginie and others, “Fear in dreams and in wakefulness: evidence for day/night affective homeostasis.” In Human Brain Mapping, 2019, University of Geneva
  • Strach, Inge; Meier, Barbara; Ebon, Martin (authors), In search of Dreams. Results of Experimental Dream Research, Suny Press, Dream Series, New York, 1996
  • Tedlock, Barbara, “The New Anthropology of Dreaming”, in Dreaming, Vol. 1, No. 2 (1991) pp. 161 – 178
  • Tedlock, Barbara, “Bicultural Dreaming as an Intersubjective Communicative Process” in Dreaming. 17(2), (June 2007) pp. 57-72
  • Tylor, Edward Burnett, Primitive culture: Researches into the development of mythology, philosophy, religion, language, art and custom (2nd ed.). London: John Murray, 1873
  • Vallat, Raphael & Nicolas, Alain & Ruby, Perrine. (2020). “Brain functional connectivity upon awakening from sleep predicts inter-individual differences in dream recall frequency” in Sleep Vol. 10
  • Vallat, Raphael & Chatard, Benoit & Blagrove, Mark & Ruby, Perrine. (2018). “Correction: Characteristics of the memory sources of dreams: A new version of the content-matching paradigm to take mundane and remote memories into account” in PLOS ONE, Vol. 13. 
  • Welt, Bernard; Britton, Donald, Mythomania: Fantasies, Fables and Sheer Lies in Contemporary American Popular Art, Art Issues Press, University of Michigan, 1996