Reading Freud’s Dreams

Location

Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis
122 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 1323

Date & Time

Jun. 27 — Sep. 26, 2012

Free Event

Event Description

Reading Freud’s Dreams is a study group organized to introduce to a wide audience Freud’s revolutionary theory of mind. Our primary text is The Interpretation of Dreams (1st ed.), by Sigmund Freud and translated by Joyce Crick. Participants are also encouraged to compare this translation with that by James Strachey for the Standard Edition.

Schedule

Wednesday, June 27:

  • Selection from “Manifesto on Surrealism,” André Breton
  • “Dream kitsch: Gloss on Surrealism,” Walter Benjamin

Wednesday, July 11:

  • The Interpretation of Dreams, Epigraph (p. 1)
  • Foreword (pp. 5-6)
  • Ch. 2: “The Method of Interpreting Dreams” (pp. 78-97)

Wednesday, July 18

  • Ch. 3: “The Dream is a Wish-Fulfillment” (pp. 98-105)
  • Ch. 4: “Dream-Distortion” (pp. 106-125)

Wednesday, July 25

  • Ch. 5: “The Material and Sources of Dreams” – I (pp. 126-169)
  • (a) Recent and Insignificant Material in Dreams
  • (b) Material from Infancy as a Source of Dreams

Wednesday, August 1

  • Ch. 5: “The Material and Sources of Dreams” – II (pp. 169-210)
  • (c) The Somatic Sources of Dreams
  • (d) Typical Dreams

Wednesday, August 8

  • Ch. 6: “The Dream-Work” – I (pp. 211-254)
  • (a) The Work of Condensation
  • (b) The Work of Displacement
  • (c) The Means of Representation in Dreams

Wednesday, August 15

  • Ch. 6: “The Dream-Work” – II (pp. 254-298)
  • (d) Regard for Representability
  • (e) Examples: Calculating and Speaking in Dreams
  • (f) Absurd Dreams. Intellectual Performance in Dreams

Wednesday, August 22

  • Ch. 6: “The Dream-Work” – III (pp. 298-330)
  • (g) Affects in Dreams
  • (h) Secondary Revision
  • Ch. 7: “The Psychology of Dream Processes” – I (pp. 330-346)
  • (a) Forgetting in Dreams

Wednesday, September 26

  • Ch. 7: “The Psychology of Dream Processes” – II
  • (b) Regression
  • (c) On Wish-Fulfillment
  • (d) Arousal by Dreams. The Function of Dreams. Anxiety Dreams
  • (e) Primary and Secondary Process
  • (f) The Unconscious and Consciousness. Reality