Bernard Welt



Professor Emeritus, Arts and Humanities,
The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at the George Washington University
Washington DC, USA


Bernard Welt is Professor Emeritus at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at the George Washington University in Washington DC, where he taught film studies, creative writing, and general humanities, including an interdisciplinary survey of dreams and dreaming as well as a course on oneiric cinema. He is a contributing editor to Dream Time, the quarterly publication of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, and a former member of the IASD board of directors. He holds an MA in Writing from The Johns Hopkins University and a PhD in Literary Studies from The American University.

Contact details

Bernard Welt
G7404 Wildwood Dr
Takoma Park MD 20912
Tel.: +1 240 425 7605
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Publication on the dream and related topics


Dreaming in the Classroom: Practices, Methods, and Resources in Dream Education. Buffalo NY: State University Press of New York 2011 (ed. with Phil King / Kelly Bulkeley).


Articles and chapters in books

Dreams and Creativity; Dreams and Literature; Dreams and Cinema. In: Robert Gongloff / Robert Hoss (eds.): Dreams: Biology, Psychology, Culture. Santa Barbara: Greenwood 2018.

Lucid Dreaming in Cinema. In: Ryan Hurd / Kelly Bulkeley (eds.): Lucid Dreaming: New Perspectives on Consciousness During Sleep. Santa Barbara: Praeger Press 2014 (with Kelly Bulkeley).

Dreams and Cinema. In: Deirdre Barrett / Patrick McNamara (eds.): The Encyclopedia of Sleep and Dreams. Santa Barbara: Praeger Press 2012.