A 'Historicizing Fictionality' Seminar

Thursday 14 February 2019, 6.00PM to 7.30pm

Speaker(s): David Attwell (Department of English and Related Literature, University of York)

“Historicising Fictionality” is a strand of the 2019 ICNS programme, Limit Narratology: Cognition and Culture, which juxtaposes the most basic form of narrative sense-making as a cognitive faculty with the cultural role of highly elaborate fictional narratives. The seminars are organised around two centres of interest: “Narrative and the Senses” considers the evocation of the senses in narrative texts as a figure or mediation of narrative sense, and the grounding of narrative cognition in embodiment and sensory experience; “Historicising Fictionality” concerns fiction as an evolving communicative and rhetorical resource, with a traceable cultural history and a principle of development located in the recursively reflexive logic of narrative discourse.

 

Location: Seminar Room BS/007, Berrick Saul Building, University of York Heslington West Campus