Michaela Schrage-Früh

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Lecturer in German
National University of Ireland, Galway


Michaela Schrage-Früh is lecturer in German at the National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland and lecturer in English Literature at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany. She holds a doctorate in English Literature from Mainz University. Her recent monograph is Philosophy, Dreaming and the Literary Imagination (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) and her current book project focuses on the nightmare in English literature and culture from the early modern period to the present.

Contact details

NUI Galway
Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Arts Millennium Building
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Publication on the dream and related topics


Philosophy, Dreaming and the Literary Imagination. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan 2016.

Articles and chapters in books

Blurring the Boundaries: Dreaming Children in Katherine Mansfield’s ‘Sun and Moon’ and Daphne du Maurier’s ‘The Pool’. Journal of the Short Story in English 69 (2017), p. 15-36.

Imagination und Traum-Autorschaft im viktorianischen Traumdiskurs. In: Marie Guthmüller and Hans-Walter Schmidt-Hannisa (eds.): Das nächtliche Selbst. Traumwissen und Traumkunst im Jahrhundert der Psychologie. Band I: 1850-1900. Göttingen: Wallstein, 2016, p. 150-170.

(Un-)Writing the Self: Authorial Strategies in Seventeenth-Century Women's Religious Prophecy. Anglistentag 2011 Freiburg: Proceedings. Trier: WVT, 2012, p. 111-127.

'The Roots of Art are in the Dream': Dreams, Literature and Evolution. Telling Stories: Evolution and Literature / The Evolution of Literature. Ed. Carsten Gansel and Dirk Vanderbeke. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2010, p. 156-171.

'Transforming that Past': The Healing Power of Dreams in Paula Meehan's Poetry. Special Issue: Paula Meehan. Ed. Jody Allen-Randolph. An Sionnach 5.1 & 2 (Spring / Autumn 2009), p. 114-126.