CFP: Speech Acts and Fiction

Submission deadline: September 10, 2018

Conference date(s):
November 8, 2018 - November 10, 2018

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Conference Venue:

Department of Philosophy, University of Genoa (Italy)
Genova, Italy

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Invited speakers

Manuel García-Carpintero (Universidad de Barcelona)

François Recanati (Institut Jean-Nicod)


We are pleased to announce the Seminar on Speech Acts and Fiction, that will be held at the University of Genoa, on November 8th-10th, 2018. The seminar will be divided in two parts, corresponding to the two topics: speech acts and fiction. For each topic, there will be a lecture by Manuel García-Carpintero followed by a commentary by François Recanati, and a lecture by François Recanati followed by a commentary by Manuel García-Carpintero. There will be also space for 8-10 for short presentations by Ph.D. students. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

- speech acts and assertion;

- content and assertion;

- locutionary and illocutionary aspects of what is said;

- what is said, what is meant, and what is implicated;

- theories of truth in fiction;

- assertions in fiction;

- fictional entities;

- names of fictional entities.

Instructions for abstract’s submission

Abstracts (500-800 words, in .doc format, references not included) should be sent to by August 20th, 2018. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by September 10th, 2018. Accepted speakers will be provided with an accommodation.


Organisation committee

Carlo Penco (University of Genoa)

Massimiliano Vignolo (University of Genoa)

Sandro Balletta (Northwestern Italian Philosophy Consortium)

Andrea Raimondi (Northwestern Italian Philosophy Consortium)

Martina Rosola (Northwestern Italian Philosophy Consortium)

Scientific committee

Carlo Penco (University of Genoa)

Massimiliano Vignolo (University of Genoa)

Marcello Frixione (University of Genoa)

Alberto Voltolini (University of Turin)

For any queries and clarifications, please do not hesitate to contact us at Further information and some suggested reading material can be found on our webpage:

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#Fiction, #Speech Acts, #Philosophy of Language

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