Conference information

  • Conference date:
    3 – 4 May 2017


  • The Lakeside Lecture Theatres, Aarhus University (1252-310)    

Fictionality in Literature: Core Concepts Revisited

The conference Fictionality in Literature: Core Concepts Revisited brings together rhetorical fictionality theory with central concepts and critical terms of literary theory.

Current concepts of literary theory have been developed under different theoretical paradigms (New Criticism, Structuralism, Post-Structuralism, and so on) and many, if not most, of them have relied on unexamined assumptions about the nature of fiction.

This conference explores in which way and to what extent our understanding of literary concepts might change when approaching these from a rhetorical concept of fictionality.

Confirmed speakers

  • Susan Lanser (Brandeis University)
  • James Phelan (The Ohio State University)
  • Richard Walsh (University of York)
  • Catherine Gallagher (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Gerald Prince (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Sylvie Patron (Université Paris Diderot)
  • Porter Abbott (University of California, Santa Barbara)
  • Maria Mäkelä (University of Tampere)
  • Laura Karttunen (University of Tampere)
  • Karin Kukkonen (University of Oslo)
  • Jakob Lothe (University of Oslo)
  • Greta Olson (Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen)
  • Louise Brix Jacobsen (Aalborg University)
  • Simona Zetterberg Gjerlevsen (Aarhus University)
  • Henrik Skov Nielsen (Aarhus University)
  • Rikke Andersen Kraglund (Aarhus University)
  • Lasse Gammelgaard (Aarhus University)