Vol. 14 (2020): XIV International Symposium Contemporary Issues of Literary Studies : The Silk Road Countries` Folklore
Myth, Ritual and Symbol in Folklore and Literature

Dream Making as One of the Characteristics of Modernismas in Georgian Artistic Discourse

Ana Dolidze
Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

Published 2020-10-20


  • Dream,
  • Dream Making,
  • Modernism,
  • Georgia,
  • Artistic Discourse


The study of the dream phenomenon in Georgian artistic discourse is very important. The function of which in Georgian texts demands special study, as it represents provoking element of narrative structure. The goal of the research is to analyze dreamy visions in Georgian artistic texts with various perspectives; to explore the phenomenon of a dream by uniting psychological and literary aspects.; Typological classification of dreams and Its Variations in the Creation of Georgian realist and modernist writers.

The attitude of realism as a literary direction towards the phenomenon of dreamsis characterized by some peculiarities. In Georgian realism, the dream adhered to the basic principles of this direction. The 80s writer Vazha Pshavela, who also shares realistic principles, resembles 60s dreamers. Vazha-Pshavela, in contrast, has a dreamlike vision that is not only related to sleep.