Welcome to My Nightmare -or- Gothic Tapestry: Part 2

Welcome to My Nightmare”.

A sample of Field Notes that can be viewed as the archetypal child's journey through the phantasmogoria of the Gothic tapestry of history as nightmare and the art of darkness. References to "Strange Case of Love and Death" are found after the 40 Field Notes.

1. The Kafkaesque –or- Black Comedy in the Global Village

2. The Grim Reaper in the Global Village –or- Poetics of the Macabre

3. Cultural History of Fears –or- The Age of Anxiety in the Global Village

4. World Trade Centre –or- Fear and Loathing in the Global Village

5. Boulevard of Broken Dreams in the Global Village

6. Dark Side of Visual Culture –or- Schizotypal Masks of Sanity

7. Theatre of Cruelty –or- The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness

8. Yerkes-Dodson Law in Dreams –or- The Nightmare of Future Shock

9. Powers of Horror –or- Tapestry of the Nightmare of History

10. Night Terrors –or- Coping with Stress

11. Experiencing the Variety of Nightmares

12. Meaning of Anxiety –or- The Nightmare of Everyday Life

13. Anatomy of Nightmares –or- Collective Dissociative Disorder

14.The Nightmares and Monsters of Psychohistory

15. Symptom Reading of Nightmares –or- Stress and Everyday Life

16. Post-traumatic Nightmares

17. Hysteria and its Discontents –or- On Death and Dying

18. The Anatomy of Monsters –or- The Terrible Mother Nature Archetype

19. Occult Dream Detective –or- English Victorian Imagination

20. Janet Leigh’s Existential Scream –or- Gothic Fear and the Numinous

21. Imps and Magical Thinking –or- The Gothic Flame of Passion

22. Gothic Romance –or- Dating Edward Cullen

23. Haunted –or- The Gothic Return of Repressed Memories

24. Dreams, Visual Arts and Horror Vacui –or- Ontopoetics of Emptiness

25. Tales of Evil and Horror –or- The Films of Wes Craven

26. The Evil Eye of Medusa –or- Revenge is a Dish Best Served Cold

27. If Looks Could Kill –or- The Murderous Gaze 

28. Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein –or- The Post-Modern Prometheus

29. Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde –or- Civilizations Die from Suicide

30. Below the Belt: Vampire and Wiccans 

31. Night of the Living Dead –or- Zombie Survival Guide 

32. Gothic Romance –or- Fallen Angel

33. Hollywood’s Anatomy of Murder –or- Dial M for Murder

34. In Cold Blood –or- History of Natural Born Killers

35. On Schizophrenia –or- On Suicide, Killing and War

36. Killers of the Dream –or- White Man’s Burden

37. Children’s Nightmares –or- Sibling Rivalry

38. Hansel and Gretel –or- Thriller

39. Dolls House –or- Dreaming in Norway

40. A Psychodramatic Guide to Nightmare Help



1. Robert Miles, Gothic Writing, 1750-1820: A Geneology

2. Anne Williams, Art of Darkness: A Poetics of Gothic

3. Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space

4. Joseph Hillis Miller, Topographies

5. Wolfgang Iser, The Fictive and the Imaginary

6. Christopher Caudwell, Studies in a Dying Culture

7. Devendra Varma, The Gothic Flame

8. Ed Cameron, The Psychopathology of the Gothic Romance: Perversion, Neurosis and Psychosis in Early Works of the Genre

9. Bronislaw Malinowski, Magic , Science and Religion

10. Rudolf Otto, The Idea of the Holy

11. Todorov, Tzvetan, The Fantastic: A Structural Approach to a Literary Genre

12. Vijay Mishna, The Gothic Sublime

13. Rosemarie Jackson, Fantasy: The Literature of Subversion

14. Jacqueline Howard, The Gothic Novel: A Bahktinian Approach

15. Everett F. Bleiler, The Checklist of Fantastic Literature

16. Ellie Ragland, Essays on the Pleasures of Death

17. Jonathan Dollimore, Political Shakespeare

18. Stéphan Barron, Technoromanticism

19. Maurice Halbwuchs, The Collective Memory

20. Bettina Knapp, Dream and Image

21. Elisabeth Lenk, Die Unbewusste Gesellschaft (The Unconscious Society)

22. Gaynor Kavanagh, Dream Spaces: Memory and the Museum

23. Benjamin B. Wolman, Children’s Fears

24. Deirdre Barrett (ed), Trauma and Dreams

25. Cathy Caruth, Unclaimed Experience: Trauma, Narrative and History

26. Phillipe Ariès, Centuries of Childhood

27. Lloyd deMause, The History of Childhood

28. Horst Richter, Eltern, Kind und Neurose (Parents, Child and Neurose)

29. Alice Miller, Prisoners of Childhood

30. Mario Praz, The Romantic Agony

31. Christian Metz, The Imaginary Signifier

32. Robert T. Eberwein, Film and the Dream Screen

33. Abram Kardiner, Psychological Frontiers of Society

34. Burkhard Meyer-Sickendiek, Tiefe (Depth)

35. Otto Kernberg, Aggressivity, Narcissism and Self-Destructiveness in the Therapeutic Relationship

36. Irenus Eibl-Ebesfeldt, Love and Hate: On the Natural History of Basic Behaviour Patterns

37. Daniel Cottom, The Civilized Imagination: A Study of Ann Radcliffe, Jane Austen, and Sir Walter Scott.

38. Paul Schilder, The Image and the Appearance of the Human Body

39. Erving Goffman, The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life

40. Viktor Turner, The Forest of Symbols

41. Moshe; Lazar (ed), The Anxious Subject: Nightmares and Daymares in Literature and Film

42. Wolfgang Lederer, The Fear of Women

43. Barbara Creed, The Monsterous-Feminine

44. Katherine Anne Ackley (ed), Misogyny in Literature

45. Barbara Creed, Phallic Panic: Film, Horror and the Primal Uncanny

46. Teresa de Lauretis, Alice Doesn’t: Feminism, Semiotics and Cinema

47. Marquis de Sade, The Crimes of Love

48. Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Venus in Furs

49. Michel Foucault, The History of Sexuality

50. Susan Buck-Morss, Dreamworld and Catastrophe. The Passing of Mass Utopia in East and West

51. Susan Buck-Morss, The Dialectics of Seeing: Walter Benjamin and the Arcades Project

52. Karl Deutsch, The Nerves of Government: Models of Political Communication and Control

53. Frederic Jameson, The Political Unconscious: Narrative as a Socially Symbolic Act

54. Henry Krips, Fetish: An Erotics of Culture

55. Sigmund Freud, Dora: Fragments of an Analysis of Hysteria

56. Franco De Masi, The Sadomasochistic Perversion

57. Otto Kernberg, Borderline conditions and pathological narcissism

58. M. Cohen, Love Relations: Normality and Pathology

59. Richard von Krafft-Ebing, Psychopathia Sexualis

60. Lawrence D. Kritzman, The Rhetoric of Sexuality and the Literature of the French Renaissance

61. Ian Suttie, The Origins of Love and Hate

62. Joseph H. Berke, The Tyranny of Malice: Exploring the Dark Side of Character and Culture

63. René Girard, Deceit, Desire and the Novel

64. William Ian Miller, The Anatomy of Disgust

65. William Ian Miller, Humiliation

66. William Ian Miller, An Eye for an Eye

67. R.D. Laing, The Politics of the Family

68. David Hillman, Carla Mazzio, The Body in Parts: Fantasies of Corporeality in Early Modern Europe

69. Francette Pacteau, The Symptom of Beauty

70. Kathleen P. Long, High Anxiety: Masculinity in Crisis in Early modern France

71. Steven Bruhm, Gothic Bodies: The Politics of Pain in Romantic Fiction

72. Marie Mulvey-Roberts, Dangerous Bodies: Historicizing the Gothic Corporeal

73. Kelly Hurley, The Gothic Body: Sexuality, Materialism and Degeneration

74. Søren Kerkegaard, Fear and Trembling

75. Martin Seligman, Helplessness: On Depression, Development and Death

76. Jean Piaget, Play, Dreams and Imitation in Childhood

77. Robert L. Selman, The Growth of Interpersonal Understanding

78. Jacques Lacan, Écrits

79. Jonathan Culler, Structural Poetics

80. Douglas B. Wilson, The Romantic Dream: Wordsworth and the Poetics of the Unconscious

81. Charles Elder, The Grammar of the Unconscious

82. Marcel Danesi, Poetic Logic: The Role of Metaphor in Thought, Language and Culture

83. Owen Barfield, Poetic Diction

84. Søren Kerkegaard, Either/Or

85. Mircea Eliade, Myths, Dreams and Mysteries

86. Norman O. Brown, Life against Death: The Psychoanalytical Meaning of History

87. Erich Fromm, Anatomy of Destructiveness

88. Marshall McLuhan, War and Peace in the Global Village

89. Michel Foucault, Madness and Civilization

90. Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy

91. Hartmut Böhme, Albrecht Durer, Melancholia I: Im Labyrinth der Deutung

92. Ernst Bloch, The Principle of Hope

93. A.A. Mitchell, Hope and Dread in Psychoanalysis

94. Peter Reitbergen: Europe: A Cultural History

95. Elisabeth Bronfen, The Knotted Subject: Hysteria and its Discontents

96. David J. Hogan, Dark Romance: Sexuality in the Horror Film

97. Charlotte Beradt, The Third Reich of Dreams

98. Natalie a. Hewitt, Shakespeare’s influence in the gothic literary tradition, Phd

99. Maggie Kilgore, Rise of the Gothic Novel

100. Aristotle, Poetics

101. Bert O. States, The Rhetoric of Dreams

102. David A. Bell, Shadows of Revolution

103. Alex Schulman, Gothic Piles and Endless Forests; Wollstonecraft Between Burke and Rousseau

104. Fred Botting, Gothic

105. JürgWilli, Couples in Collusion

106. Rollo May, Innocence and Power: A Search for the Sources of Violence

107. Margarita Georgieva, The Gothic Child 108. Jack Zipes, Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion

109. Anna Jackson, Karen Coats, Roderick McGillis, The Gothic in Children’s Literature: Haunting the Borders

110. Jean Starobinski, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Transparency and Obstruction

111. Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams

112. Carl Gustav Jung, Memories, Dreams and Reflections

113. Jay Sherry, Carl Gustav Jung, Avant guard Conservative, PhD

114. Ronald R. Thomas, Dreams of Authority: Freud and the Fictions of the Unconscious

115. Jewel Spears Broker, Mastery and Escape: T.S. Eliot and the Dialectics of Modernism

116. T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land

117. Steffen Hantke (ed), War Gothic in Literature and Culture

118. Jean Lyotard, The Postmodern Condition

119. Giambattista Vico, The New Science

120. Marta Beville, Gothic postmodernism

121. Jonathan Gilbert, The Horror, the Horror, PhD

122. Lorna Piatti-Farnell, Maria Beville (eds), The Gothic and the Everyday: Living Gothic

123. Jack Murray, The Landscapes of Alienation: Ideological Subversion in Kafka, Celine, and Onetti

124. Calvin Hall, Dreams, Life and Literature: A Study of Franz Kafka

125. Patrick Bridgwater, Kafka, Gothic and Fairytale

126. Walter Benjamin, Gesammelte Schrifften

127. Terry Eagleton, Walter Benjamin or Towards a Revolutionary Criticism

128. Patrick H. Hutton, History as an Art of Memory

129. Mary Caruthers, The Book of Memory: A Study of Memory in Medieval Culture

130. Walter Benjamin, Understanding Brecht

131. Walter Benjamin, Berlin Childhood Around 1900

132. Shagra Zim, Cognitive Development of Children's Dreams, PhD Thesis

133. Edith Cobb, Ecology of the Imagination in Childhood

134. Margarita Georgieva, The Gothic Child

135. David Punter, Gothic Pathologies

136. Margaret Cohen, Benjamin’s Marxisms, in Peter Osburn (ed), Walter Benjamin

137. Jack Zipes, Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion

138. Tanya Jones, The Gothic Fairy Tale

139. Charles Odier, Anxiety and magical thinking

140. Sigmund Freud, Writings on Art and Literature

141. Michael Calderbank, Surreal Landscapes

142. Michael Löwy, Chris Turner, Fire Alarm: Reading Walter Benjamin's On the Concept of History

143. Gyorgy Kepes, Language of Vision

144. Lipman, Steve (1991) Laughter in hell: the use of humor during the Holocaust

145. Northrop Frye, Anatomy of Criticism

146. Wolfgang Leuschner, Einschlafen und Traumbildung

147. Gillian Beer, Darwin’s Plots

148. Irenäus Eibl-Ebesfeldt, Human Ethology

149. Robert Storey, Mimesis and the Human Animal

150. Corinna Wagner, Gothic Evolution

151. Walter Benjamin, The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

152. David Brin, The Transparent Society

153. Jacques Derrida, Disseminations

154. Geoffrey Chaucer, The House of Fame

155. Susan Bernstein, Housing Problems

156. Peter L. Berger, Thomas Luckmann, The Social Construction of Reality

157. R.G. Collingwood, The Principles of Art

158. Rudolf Arnheim, Art and Visual Perception

159. E.H. Gombrich, The Story of Art

160. Walter Benjamin, Illuminations

161. Paul de Man, Blindness and Insight

162. Jacques Derrida, Archive Fever

163. Julia Kristeva, Powers of Horror

164. John Maynard Smith, Evolution and the Theory of Games

165. John Bowlby, Attachment, Separation and Loss

166. Kenneth Burke, Attitudes Towards History

167. Victoria Mills, The Museum as ‘Dream Space’

168. Harold Bloom, The Anatomy of Influence

169. Vance Packard, The Hidden Persuaders

170. Ernst Cassirer, Philosophy of Symbolic Forms

171. Hazard Adams, Philosophy of the Literary Symbolic

172. Richard Maxwell, The Mysteries of Paris and London

173. Matt Hills, The Pleasures of Horror

174. Roger Bastide, The Sociology of the Dream

175. Walter Benjamin, Dream Kitch

176. Margaret Cohen, Profane Illumination: Walter Benjamin and the Paris of Surrealist Revolution

177. Walter Benjamin, The Task of the Translator

178. Rich J. Davidson, Klaus R. Scherer, H. Hill Goldsmith (eds), Handbook of Affective Sciences

179. Mathew Brennan, The Gothic Psyche: Disintegration and Growth in Nineteenth-century English Literature

180. Deborah Lupton, Medicine as Culture: Illness, Disease and the Body 181. C.A. Meier, Healing Dream and Ritual

182. David Taylor, Talking Cure

183. Donald Winnicott, Hate in the Countertransference

184. Phillip Shaw, The Sublime

185. Carl Jung, Wolfgang Pauli, Interpretation of Nature and Psyche

186. Fred Allan Wolf, The Dreaming Universe

187. Martin Myrone, Gothic Nightmares: Fuselli, Blake and the Romantic Imagination

188. J. M. Masson, The Oceanic feeling

189. William B. Parsons, The Enigma of the Oceanic Feeling

190. Sigrid Weigel, Body- and Image-space: Re-reading Walter Benjamin

191. Eliane Scary, Dreaming by the Book

192. Anne Marsh, The Darkroom: Photography and the Theatre of Desire

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