Dream and Literary Creation in Women’s Writings in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

Edited by Isabelle Hervouet & Anne Rouhette

This edited collection deals with dream as a literary trope and as a source of creativity in women’s writings. It gathers essays spanning a time period from the end of the seventeenth century to the mid-nineteenth century with a strong focus on the Romantic period and particularly on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

Table des matières

Introduction, Anne Rouhette
Part I – Women and Dreams: An Oneiric Feminine Literary Tradition
Chapter I, ‘Delicate females’ and Psychedelic Creation in the Scientific Experiments of Thomas Beddoes and Humphry Davy, Kimberley Page-Jones;
Chapter II, Treading in Camilla’s footsteps? Oneiric Experience and Women’s Voices in Julia de Vienne (By a Lady, 1811) and Tales of Fancy (Sarah Harriet Burney, 1816–1820), Lucy-Anne Katgely;
Chapter III, The Passing on of Dreams: Mary Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft and the Diana Figure, Audrey Souchet;
Part II – Dreams, Alterity and the Divine
Chapter IV, ‘[A]s sometimes Poets dream:’ Liminality and the Female Writer in the Poetry of Anne Finch, Debapriya Basu;
Chapter V, The Theology of Ann Radcliffe’s Dreams, Holly Hirst;
Chapter VI, Providential Thinking: Dreams and the Rhetoric of Romance in The Old English Baron and The Romance of the Forest, Victor Sage;
Part III – Dreaming (of) Monsters: Dreams, Creativity and Aesthetics in Mary Shelley’s Fiction
Chapter VII, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s Approach to Dreams and Dreaming in her Fictional Works Frankenstein, Valperga, Matilda and The Dream, Antonella Braida-Laplace;
Chapter VIII, The Monster of their Dreams: The Night-Mare and Sleep Disorders in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818) and ‘Introduction’ (1831), Mathilde Giret;
Chapter IX, Henry Fuseli’s Nightmares in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Fabien Desset;
Part IV – Beyond Frankenstein
Chapter X, Dreaming Up Monsters: The Affective Intensity of Dreams, Nightmares, and Delirium in Frankenstein and Wuthering Heights, Anne Nagel;
Chapter XI, ‘And this shall be my dream tonight’: Dream as Narrative in Wuthering Heights, Tricia Ayrton;
Chapter XII, Dreams in Jane Eyre, Isabelle Hervouet;
Postscript, A Jigsaw of Dreams, Margaret Anne Doody

Publication avec le soutien du CELIS

  • Dates
    Paru le 15 juin 2021, Créé le 15 juin 2021
  • Éditeur
    Anthem Press, London, New York, Melbourne, Delhi, 2021, 256 p.
    ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1785277529
    Prix : £80.00, $125.00