Languages and Literatures
Laurier Milton Lecture Series: Dr. Mercedes Rowinsky-Geurts
Exile and Dreams: Navigating the Sea of Memories
Wednesday, January 9, 2013, 7:00 pm
Milton Centre for the Arts, 1010 Main Street East, Milton
Exile creates unrecoverable spaces that deepen with time. Dreams appear as threads that could start to weave bridges so creativity may travel the unconscious in an imaginative journey. Carl Jung explains that often, human beings do not pay attention to dreams, but such attitude could be dangerous because dreams must be interpreted correctly to understand oneself and the world around us. Cristina Peri Rossi's poetry is charged with dreams allowing her to create imaginary bridges to cross boundaries, spaces and time. The self travels in dreams uncovering the veils of what seemed forgotten. Messages remain latent in the unconscious: its emergence through dreams creates new possibilities, new opportunities. Hope.