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Fictionality Workshop 3

Saturday 14 February 2009, 10.00AM to 4.00pm


10.00 Monika Fludernik, University of Freiburg

"Naturalizing the Unnatural: A View from Blending Theory"
[uses blending theory, with a historical thrust, to consider how natural storytelling situations can give rise to unnatural ones]

11.00   coffee

11.30 Richard Walsh, University of York

"The Force of Fictions"
[connects the built-in self-consciousness of fictionality to the basic cognitive functions of narrative sense-making, with reference to Beckett’s Watt.]

12.30   lunch (for those attending the afternoon discussion)

  2.00   roundtable discussion (in room K/G33)

  4.00   close

Location: Room K133, King’s Manor

Admission: All are welcome to attend the talks in the morning, which are aimed at a post graduate audience. Those wishing to participate in the afternoon discussion should contact Richard Walsh ( by 7th February to obtain a copy of the advance reading material on which the discussion will be focussed.