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Fictionality Forum 3

Informal discussion of fictionality-related readings, circulated in advance. Henry Bainton has offered his essay "Letters, history fiction", for the first of our medieval fictionality discussions.


Jean Laplanche's 'The Unfinished Copernican Revolution'

Dr Nicholas Ray (University of Leeds) will be chairing a discussion of Jean Laplanche's 'The Unfinished Copernican Revolution' as part of the 'Reading and Interpretation' seminar series for staff and postgraduates.

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