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Ergebnisanzeige "How to Make Believe. The Fictional Truths of the Representational Arts"
RessourcentypKonferenzen, Tagungen, Kolloquien
TitelHow to Make Believe. The Fictional Truths of the Representational Arts
BeschreibungCentre for Languages and Literature

In 1990, two books dealing with the notion of fiction as make-believe were published within Aesthetics and Analytical Philosophy: Kendall Walton’s Mimesis and Make-Believe and Gregory Currie’s The Nature of Fiction. Both books explain fictionality in analogy to children’s games of make-believe. According to Walton, once a game of make-believe is going on, participants will generate fictional truths according to the unwritten, but mutually accepted rules of the game. Walton further argues that this game of make-believe works approximately the same way for all types of representational arts, e.g. novels, films, poems, pictures, plays, statues, dance and even music. Works of art have in common that they are used as props in games of make-believe with the result that the “mechanics of generation” of fictional truths are at work. Both Walton and Currie have given thorough accounts of how these mechanics of generation can be described, with rich examples from all fields, above all from literature and film. They have also emphasized that all the different categories of art generate fictional truths in their own special way. However, Walton’s and Currie’s extensive and integrative theoretical approaches mainly focus on the general perspective. Their analyses and theoretical framework both give reason and leave room for further exploration of various similarities and differences between possible and specific instances of fiction as make-believe in the representational arts.

Keynote speakers:
Gregory Currie, University of Nottingham (Great Britain)
Peter Lamarque, University of York (Great Britain)
Stein Haugom Olsen, Høgskolen i Østfold (Norway)
Kendall L. Walton, University of Michigan (USA)

Conference organizers:

Alexander Bareis, Lund University (Sweden)
Lene Nordrum, Chalmers University of Technolology/Lund University (Sweden)

Thursday, 15th of March 2012

10.00 – 10.30 Welcome Adresses

10.30 – 11.30 Keynote I

Kendall L. Walton, Fictionality and Prescribed Imaginings

11.30 – 12.00 Coffee Break

12.00 – 13.30 Session 1

Jérôme Pelletier, Brest/Paris University: Flitting Back and Forth Between Imaginings

Peter Alward, University of Lethbridge: Varieties Of Photographic Fiction

Sonja Klimek, Fribourg University: “I grieve” as Make-Believe – The Generation of Fictional Truth in 18th century Lamentation Poetry

13.30 – 15.00 Lunch

15.00 – 16.30 Session 2

Sarah Worth, Furman University: Narration, Representation, Memoir, Truth, and Lies: How We Diminish the Art of Narrative with Simple Truths

Alexander Bareis, Lund University: Principles of Generation, Principles of Interpretation. Theoretical and Methodological Considerations

Al Baker, University of Manchester: ”People Always Think Something's All True”: How to ascertain fictional truth from unreliable narration

16.30 – 17.00 Coffee break

17.00 – 18.30 Session 3

Jan-Noël Thon, University of Tübingen: Narrative Representation across Media. Hypothetical Intentions, Medial Conventions, and the Principle of Charity

Christer Johansson, Stockholm University: Narrative Perspective, Game Worlds and the Generation of Fictional Truths in Different Fictional Media

Liviu Lutas, Lund University: Metalepsis and Participation in Games of Make-Believe

Friday, 16th of March 2012

9.00 – 10.30 Session 4

Chris Bateman, International Hobo Ltd: Prop Perspective and the Aesthetics of Play

Eva Dadlez, University of Central Oklahoma: Role-Playing, Make-Believe, and Moral Complicity

Jason D’Cruz, State University of New York: Agency and Fictional Truth in Virtual Worlds

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break

11.00 – 12.00 Keynote II

Gregory Currie, Knowledge and make-believe

12.00 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 15.00 Session 5

Tobias Klauk, Tilmann Köppe, Göttingen University: Distance in Fiction

James Hamilton, Kansas State University: Narrative per se and Suspense Eliminativism

Ira Newman, Mansfield University: Destabilizing Reality: Postmodernist Narrative and the Logic of Make-Believe

15.00 – 16.00 Keynote III

Peter Lamarque, Belief, Make-Believe and the Opacity of Narrative

16.00 – 16.30 Coffee Break

16.30 – 18.00 Session 6

Frank Zipfel, Mainz University: The Fictional Truths of Drama and Theatre

Matthew DeCoursey, Hong Kong Institute of Education: Make-Believe as a Mode of Consciousness in Theatre: Redefining “Aesthetic Distance”

Eran Guter, University of Haifa: Music as Ornament: Walton's Road Not Taken

19.30 Conference dinner

Saturday, 17th of March 2012

9.00 – 10.30 Session 7

Catherine Abell, University of Manchester: Fiction Making

Remigius Bunia, Free University Berlin: About Truth in Fiction

Mario Slugan, University of Chicago: The Status of Deixis in Fiction Film and Literature

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break

11.00 – 12.00 Keynote IV

Stein Haugom Olsen, Truth, Verisimilitude, Make-Believe: Explaining the Concept of Literary Realism

12.00 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 15.00 Session 8

Jukka Mikkonen, Tampere University: The Literary-Fictive Stance and Considerations of Truth

Nils-Hennes Stear, University of Michigan: Is Sports Participation a Form of Make Believe?

15.00 – 15.30 Closing Remarks and Discussion

The conference is open to the public. If you want to participate and attend all meals, please contact the organiser no later than March 1st.

Alexander J. Bareis

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VeranstaltungsortLund, Sweden
PersonName: Bareis, J. Alexander  
Funktion: organizer 
KontaktdatenName/Institution: Språk- och litteraturcentrum 
Strasse/Postfach: Box 201 
Postleitzahl: 221 00 
Stadt: Lund 
SchlüsselbegriffeErzähltheorie; Literaturtheorie: Themen
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