Fiction, Its Instruments, Its Creatures and Their Friends

Workshop on Stacie Friend’s account of fiction and fictional discourse

The meeting will focus on issues like the status of fictional characters, the ways of their identification and co-identification, the role of proper names in the texts of literary fiction and in the discourse about fiction, the relation between the actual world and the fictional world of a literary work, the nature of fiction and its relation to the authors’ creative acts, the concept of „truth in fiction“, the role of imagination in interpreting fiction etc. Its aim is to provide an opportunity for discussing Stacie Friend’s views on these and related topics, as they are presented in her recent texts, including Fictional Characters, Believing in Stories, Imagining Fact and Fiction, Fiction as a Genre, Notions of Nothing, The Real Foundation of Fictional Worlds (all the papers are available online).
The workshop will take place at the Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Jilská 1, Prague 1.