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Twelfth Barcelona Workshop: Fiction, Literature and Beyond

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2-4 May 2023, Barcelona.
Organising Committee:
Filippo Contesi (Universitat de Barcelona)
Manuel García-Carpintero (Universitat de Barcelona)
Enrico Terrone (Università degli Studi di Genova)

The University of Barcelona and the LOGOS research group invite you to a workshop focussed on

Fiction, Literature and Beyond.

The session will run from the 2nd to the 4th of May 2023 at the University of Barcelona. It will also be possible to participate online.

LOGOS is an international group of researchers who work on core issues in a variety of central areas of philosophy. Their diversified research is unified by a common methodological approach to philosophical questions and problems properly characterised as analytic. The group’s research activities can broadly be classified into four main areas: language and logic; metaphysics and mind; knowledge, science and methodology; and issues in practical and applied philosophy.

LOGOS was founded in 1993, and has been officially recognised as a consolidated research group by the Generalitat de Catalunya since 2001.

The Barcelona Workshop has been the signature event of the LOGOS Research Group in Analytic Philosophy for over 20 years. It is a small-format conference, with no parallel sessions, that aims to provide ample space for discussion among participants.

All are welcome. Register for free here.

The program is as follows:

Tuesday, 2 May 2023
  • 10.00 Carola Barbero (Turin), “Lost in (Literature’s) Translation”
  • 11.00 Julia Langkau (Geneva), “Life and Literary Fiction”
  • 12.00 Coffee 12.30 Susan L. Feagin (Temple), “Artistic Functionality”
  • 13.30 Lunch break
  • 15.30 Bruno Leclercq & Louis Rouillé (Liège), “When Fictive Objects are Visualized: A Challenge for Descriptive Theories”
  • 16.30 Merel Semeijn (Groningen/Institut Nicod), “Export of Fictional Truth and Analogical Reasoning”
  • 17.30 Elisa Paganini (Milan), “Fiction and Immorality”
Wednesday May 3, 2023
  • 9.30 Andrew Kania (Trinity), “The Meaning of Musical Works and Its Relation to Their Authentic Performance”
  • 10.30 Patrick Keating (Trinity), “Light and Time in the Hollywood Film Noir”
  • 11.30 Coffee
  • 12.00 Dana LaCourse Munteanu (Ohio State), “Affects for Shock or for Prosocial Behavior? What Journalists can Learn from Aristotle and Novelists”
  • 13.00 María José Alcaraz León (Murcia), “Autofiction in Film and Theatre”
  • 14.00 Lunch break
  • 15.30 Amber Ross (Florida), “Silent Narratives—Searching for the Fundamentals of Narratives Beneath Their Linguistic Form”
  • 16.30 Mario Slugan (Queen Mary), “Potential Mechanisms Behind the Hypothesis that Fiction Influences Real-life Beliefs”
  • 17.30 Vanessa Brassey (KCL), “The Pictorial Narrator”
Thursday May 4, 2023
  • 10.00 Sean Clancy (East China Normal), “Imaginative Resistance as a Methodological Hazard
  • 11.00 Chiara Brozzo (Barcelona/Birmingham), “On the Proper Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature in Design”
  • 12.00 Coffee
  • 12.30 Jérôme Dokic (Institut Nicod), “Disinterestedness and the Sublime”
  • 13.30 Lunch break
  • 15.30 Gerard Vilar (Autònoma Barcelona), “Cognitivism and Artistic Research of the Future”
  • 16.30 Jacopo Frascaroli (York), “Engineers of the Human Soul: The Moral Responsibility of Artists and Designers”
  • 17.30 Derek Matravers (Open University), “On the Confusion Between Being a Representation and Being a Fictional Representation”

Abstracts can be found here.