First Monday "Nocturnal Worlding: The New Anthropology of Dreaming"
Monday, February 01, 2021 - 5:15pm to 6:45pm
Associate Professor of Anthropology, will give a First Monday presentation
titled "Nocturnal Worlding: The New Anthropology of Dreaming."
What can dreaming tell us about culture, history, and how young adults find their way in the world? In this talk, Robin Sheriff, Associate Professor of Anthropology, will discuss recent research directed to the cultural analysis of the dreams of college students. Focusing on her work as the co-editor of a new volume (New Directions in the Anthropology of Dreaming, with Jeannette Mageo, Routledge 2021) and analyses of dreams related to celebrities, new technologies, consumption, and “murder stories,” this talk will explore fresh multidisciplinary perspectives on the ways in which dreaming minds are entangled not only with intrapsychic concerns, but also with the conundrums of public culture and our changing times.
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603-862-4356. You will then be provided with a Zoom link and
The Center for the Humanities usually hosts First Monday events at the Three Chimneys Inn in Durham and is currently hosting them on Zoom. The events center around short, informal talks by faculty members, designed to give colleagues a window into their work. We reserve time at the end for questions and conversation.