CFP: The Limits of Fiction

Submission deadline: April 15, 2024

Conference date(s):
November 28, 2024 - November 29, 2024

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Conference Venue:

Collège de France & École Normale Supérieure
Paris, France


Two-day workshop on the 21st and 22nd of November at Collège de France (Paris) on the limits of fiction, organized by François Recanati and Merel Semeijn. We invite submissions of abstracts for presentations in philosophy, semantics and/or other fields that are related to the workshop theme.

Workshop theme
This workshop brings together researchers that explore the limits of the concept of ‘fiction’, or the limits of fiction itself. Topics of interest include:

  • What are limit cases of fiction?
  • What phenomena can we explain by reference to the ‘fictive stance’ and what phenomenon can we not explain in this way?
  • Investigations into non-standard/understudied fictions (e.g., metafiction, irony, video-games, virtual reality, fanfiction, etc.) and their theoretical ramifications for philosophy of fiction in general
  • The fiction/non-fiction border

    • The relation between fiction and concepts such as ‘illusion’, ‘deception’, ‘dreams’, etc.

  • The fictional ‘periphery’
  • Discourses that are not part of a fiction (i.e., not ‘fictional discourse’), but for which the concept of ‘fiction’ or a ‘fictive stance’ may still have some explanatory power (e.g., metafictional, parafictional, interfictional, counterfictional discourse, etc.).
  • etc.

Stacie Friend (University of Edinburgh)
Enrico Terrone (Università degli Studi di Genova)

Submission guidelines
Abstracts should be anonymized and may include no more than 1500 words (excluding references). They should be submitted as an attachment to an email addressed to [email protected]. Please mention (1) your name, (2) title of your talk, (3) affiliation, and (4) your contact details in the body of your email.

Deadline: April 15, 2024 at 23:59

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