Wednesday, February 23, 2011

"Fiction on Fiction: Metafictions and Reflexive Representation -- Philosophy, Film, Art, Literature," Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), University of Cambridge, April 15-16, 2011.

This conference focuses on metafiction, taken to cover any fiction which represents itself as a fiction.

Confirmed speakers include:

- Mark Currie(School of English and Drama, Queen Mary, University of London)
- Ruth Ronen (Department of Philosophy and Culture Research, University of Tel Aviv)
- Murray Smith (Department of Film Studies, University of Kent)
- Kendall Walton (Department of Philosophy, University of Michigan)
- Patricia Waugh (Department of English Studies, University of Durham)

Possible topics include:

- How to accommodate metafictions within an account of truth in fiction
- Audience engagement with metafictional representations
- Metafictional narrative techniques
- Metafiction in literature, film or the visual arts
- Whether metafictions place constraints on the ontology of fiction and the nature of fictional objects.

For further details and registration, please see the conference homepage:

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