SPAH Seminar Series: Criticising Misrepresentation in Fiction and Non Fiction

A Seminar by Dr Stacie Friend, Birkbeck, University of London

  • Thu 4 Feb 21

    15:00 - 17:00

  • Online


  • Event speaker

    Dr Stacie Friend, Birkbeck, University of London

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    SPAH Seminar Series

  • Event organiser

    Philosophy and Art History, School of

  • Contact details

    Hannah Whiting, School Manager, School of Philosophy and Art History

The School of Philosophy and Art History Research Seminars are held in term time on Thursdays to discuss various topics.

Dr Stacie Friend is a Reader in Philosophy, and the Director of Education and Undergraduate Programmes in Philosophy.  Please click here for her biography.

Please read the following abstract from Dr Friend's online workshop series regarding Fiction and Criticism:

According to the Genre Theory of Fiction (Friend 2012), there are no essential features distinguishing fiction from non-fiction; in particular, there is no necessary connection between non-fiction and accuracy or the invitation to believe. A frequent criticism of the theory is that it undermines the justification for criticising works of non-fiction that play fast and loose with the facts. I defend the Genre Theory from this objection, arguing that it misidentifies the justification for criticising misrepresentations in non-fiction (as well as fiction).

To join this seminar, please email hannah.whiting@essex.ac.uk for the Zoom link.

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