Dreams II


“Dreams II” Seminar
March 28-31, 2022
Paris 8 University House of Research
2, Rue de la Liberté – 93526 Saint-Denis

Department of philosophy and Laboratory for studies and research on the Contemporary Logics of Philosophy at Paris 8 University
University research school (EUR) ArTeC


“The truth is not in a single dream,
but in many dreams”

Following a first year of seminar around the archive between poetics, politics and violence of history and dreams in 2020-2021, this seminar focuses on the dreamed life, and what affects us in simultaneously affecting our relationship to the world. It will not only be a matter of questioning the dream as an object of research from an inter- and transdisciplinary point of view, but also of the dimension of subjectivity.
If psychoanalysis has developed a conception of the dream which defines it as a process and a movement, it has tended to interpret this movement in an abstract way. We have almost forgotten the subversive power of what Freud, in The interpretation of dreams, called dreamwork as a productive movement that changes the way we experience the world. For post-marxist thoughts, this movement is one of the expressions of subjective life, following a dialectical approach that emphasizes negativity, or else a plural ontology. It is then no longer a question of a self-absence in consciousness but of the integrity of the human experience, transversal to the individual and collective dimensions, at the same time where memory and history are inscribed, and which relate it to the movement of creation.
From there, the notions of sovereignty in the gesture of creation or in the classic psychoanalytical schema give way to a questioning renewed by the adventures of institutional analysis, narrative socioanalysis, anthropology and critical theory, political studies, feminist, gender and subaltern studies, and inventions in literature and art.
By following the trail of dreams, themselves par excellence an outside of instrumental reason, we will discover the figures of the other who were included in a subordinate way, of which they remain carriers of the emancipatory charge of their insubordination, and some passages between philosophy and creation.
The seminar will combine a program of invited interventions, commented readings, and production of an oral archive supporting inter- and transdisciplinarities.


Monday, March 28, 2022 | Room A2 201

9:00-12:00 – Morning

  • Sara Fadabini (LHE-Paris 8): “The dream at the time of technical reproducibility”
  • Blaise Marchandeau-Berreby (LLCP-Paris 8): “Oniric stratagems (2)”

14:00-18:00 – Afternoon

  • Isis Castañeda Capriroli (LCSP-Paris Cité/LLCP-Paris 8): “How do we inhabit our dreams?”
  • Margarita Canio Llanquinao (Catholic University of Temuco): “Mapuche astronomy and cosmogonies” (postponed)
  • Gemma Orobitg Canal (CINAF-University of Barcelona): “Oniric crossings. Native american dream theories and methodological contributions to the study of the oniric life »

Tuesday, March 29, 2022 | Room A2 201

9:00-12:00 – Morning

  • Béatrice Rettig (LLCP-Paris 8): “What is subjectivity?”
  • Naji El Khatib (Medfil Humanities Institute): “Introduction to socioanalysis. Georges Lapassade in Palestine”

14:00-18:00 – Afternoon

  • Nicola Valentino (Cooperative Sensibili alle foglie): “From the dreams of prisoners in Palmi prison to narrative socioanalysis”
  • Maria Rita Prette (Cooperative Sensibili alle foglie): “Progetto Memoria”
  • Oreste Scalzone: “Memories and Presences”

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 | Room A2 201

9:00-12:00 – Morning

  • Sara El Daccache (LCSP-Paris Cité): “Affirmation and negation of life: towards a cartography of dreams in the palestinian camp al-Buss (Lebanon)”
  • Fatma Çıngı Kocadost (CMH-EHESS): “Dreams and epistemic resistances. Telling the world through dreams: oniric narratives of subaltern voices”

14:00-18:00 – Afternoon

  • Haskar Kirmizigül (Jineolojî Center): “Transmitting the dream of freedom: 1. Notebooks of women fighters”
  • Sarah Marcha (Jineolojî Center): “Transmitting the dream of freedom: 2. Dreams of Rojava women”
  • Maria Rita Prette (Cooperative Sensibili alle foglie): “Progetto Memoria (continued)”

Thursday March 31, 2022 | Room A2 204

9:00-12:00 – Morning

  • Pavel Abushkin (LLCP-Paris 8): “The dreams of Vera Pavlovna in What to do? by Nikolai Chernyshevski”
  • Amir Kianpour (LLCP-Paris 8): “Not-yet-being and the ontological revolution of contemporary capitalism”

14:00-18:00 – Afternoon

  • Soledad Nívoli and Victoria Faruggia (Cepe-National university of Rosario): “Jean Cayrol’s Lazarean dream archive”
  • Pierre Chopinaud: “Around the book Cavalier d’épée and Rrom political activism”

Simultaneous translation:
Enrico Riboni (Cooperative Sensibili alle foglie), Duccio Scotini (AIAC-Paris 8), Mehtap Ayik (Sorbonne Paris Nord University), Fatma Çıngı Kocadost (CMH-EHESS), Sarah Marcha (Jîneolojî Center).

This seminar is open to all on site and by videoconference.

Evening: Tuesday March 29, 2022 | 19:30
Against all prisons and in active solidarity with italian asylum seekers
Memories and Presences | Louise Michel Space
42 ter, Rue des Cascades – 75020 Paris

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