The XIII. Prague Interpretation Colloquium. Fiction and Pretense

Monday, April 23

14:00 – 16:00 (Chair: Petr Koťátko)
Jerrold Levinson: Fiction versus Pretense
Anders Pettersson: Why Pretend? A No-Pretense Approach to Literary Fiction versus Some Pretense Theories

16:00 – 18:00 (Chair: Göran Rossholm)
Fredrik Stjernberg: Varieties of Pretense
Štěpán Kubalík: Bullough´s Concept of Psychical Distance and the Role of Pretense in Aesthetic Experience

Tuesday, April 24

10:00 – 12:00 (Chair: Jerrold Levinson)
Carola Barbero: Pretending to be a Fictional Character
Niklas Forsberg: Try Walking in My Shoes. On the Limitations of Emphatic Readings of Literature

14:00 – 16:00 (Chair: Carola Barbero)
Stefano Predelli: Merely Fictional Names: Fiction, Narrative, and Semantics
Zsófia Zvolenszky: Predelli on Fictional Names and the Scope of Semantic Theorizing

16:00 – 18:00 (Chair: Fredrik Stjernberg)
Enrico Grosso: Real and Empty Names in Fiction
Marián Zouhar: On a Systematic Inadequacy of Fictionalism about Fictional Characters

Wednesday, April 25

10:00 – 12:00 (Chair: Anders Pettersson)
Enrico Terrone: Pretending Not To Be. Adventures in the Secondary Fiction
Göran Rossholm: Senses of Endings – On Fictionalization in Detective Narratives

14:00 – 16:00 (Chair: Stefano Predelli)
Martin Zach: Applying Pretense to Scientific Models. Its Merits and Limits
Petr Koťátko: Thinking and Acting as if

17:00 Pretending on the Stage – Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts