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CFP: Perspectives on Art 3: Poetry, Narrative, Fiction

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University of Rijeka, Croatia, 22-23 May 2020

The Department of Philosophy, University of Rijeka and the Croatian Society for Analytic Philosophy issue a Call for papers for the third international conference Perspectives on Art, dedicated to POETRY, NARRATIVE, FICTION.

We invite scholars working in aesthetics, philosophy of art and other philosophical areas to explore contemporary philosophical theories of poetry, narrative and fiction, their relationship, connections and implications for our views on various forms of art, ranging from literature, movies, poetry, TV series and serials, theatre, visual art, performing art, etc. We are also interested in the relation of contemporary theories to the tradition of philosophical aesthetics, ranging from the classics such as Hume and Kant, to more recent scholars. Topics include, but are not limited to:

Definition, value, appreciation of poetry
Modes of engagement with poetry
Poetic language
Narrative and non-narrative poetry
Poetry and fiction
Poetry and literature
Fiction and literature
Fiction, non-fiction and narrative art
Fictive stance theories of fiction
Fictional characters
Television aesthetics
Movies and/or/vs. television
Narration, narrators and narratives
Varieties of narrative art
Literary stance, attention and artworks
Themes from Hume and Kant
Art and make-belief
Emotional engagements with poetry, fiction, narratives
Rationality and fictional emotions
Literary aesthetics
Aesthetic experience of narrative art, fiction and poetry
Empathy and fiction
Cognitive and ethical value of fiction, poetry and narratives
Cultural and educational aspects of art
Cognitive sciences and narrative art
Creativity and the arts

Confirmed speakers:
RAFE MCGREGOR, Edge Hill University
HÉCTOR J. PÉREZ, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia

We invite submission for 30 minutes presentations, followed by 15 minutes of Q&A. If you are interested in presenting your work, please send the title and the abstract of max. 300 words by 1 March 2020, to ividmar@ffri.hr. Notification of acceptance will be sent out by 10 March 2020. Unfortunately, we cannot cover for any travelling or accommodation, but there is no conference fee.

Please note that all the papers presented at the conference are eligible for publication in the Croatian Journal of Philosophy.

The conference will be held as part of the annual conference of the Department of Philosophy, University of Rijeka, at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Rijeka, Croatia, 22-23 May, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact Iris Vidmar Jovanović on ividmar@ffri.hr