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Dreams, Visions, and the Rhetoric of Authority

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John Bickley

In Dreams, Visions, and the Rhetoric of Authority, John Bickley explores the ways dreams and visions in literature function as authorizing devices, both affirming and complicating a text’s authority. After providing a framework for categorizing the diverse genres and modes of dream and vision texts, Bickley demonstrates how the theme of authority and strategies for textual self-authorization play out in four highly influential works: the Book of Daniel, Macrobius’s Commentary on the Dream of Scipio, Julian of Norwich’s Revelations of Love, and Chaucer’s Hous of Fame.

BIC Classifications

  • Literature & literary studies (D)
    • Classical texts (DB)

BISAC Classifications

  • Literary Criticism (LIT)
    • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / German (LIT004170)

THEMA Classifications

  • Biography, Literature & Literary studies (D)
    • Ancient, classical & medieval texts (DB)