Convincing Fiction

Convincing Fiction

This event has finished Took place on: Wednesday, 28th Oct 2020

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How does fiction make itself seem like fact? 

Professor John Mullan begins where novels begin: with Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, which showed every novel that followed how to make a ‘strange surprising’ story seem entirely ‘probable’ (the word that eighteenth-century pioneers of fiction liked to use). He will explore the tradition of factuality in the English novel, ending with the novels of Kazuo Ishiguro and examples of recent auto-fiction.


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2020-10-28 2020-10-28 Europe/London Convincing Fiction Professor John Mullan will explore the tradition of factuality in the English novel, ending with the novels of Kazuo Ishiguro and examples of recent auto-fiction. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2020/10/28/convincing-fiction-234203 ,,,

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

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