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    Fiction as a genre

    Friend, Stacie (2012) Fiction as a genre. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 112 (2/2), pp. 179-209. ISSN 1467-9264.

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    Abstract

    Standard theories define fiction in terms of an invited response of imagining or make-believe. I argue that these theories are not only subject to numerous counterexamples, they also fail to explain why classification matters to our understanding and evaluation of works of fiction as well as non-fiction. I propose instead that we construe fiction and non-fiction as genres: categories whose membership is determined by a cluster of non-essential criteria, and which play a role in the appreciation of particular works. I claim that this proposal captures the intuitions motivating alternative theories of fiction.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Philosophy
    Research Centre: Moving Image, Birkbeck Institute for the (BIMI)
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2014 14:14
    Last Modified: 14 Dec 2016 09:42
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/10886

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