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True Lies Worldwide: Fictionality in Global Contexts
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology.
Stockholms universitet.
2014 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

People of all times and in all cultures have produced and consumed fiction in a variety of forms, not only for entertainment, but also to spread knowledge, religious or political beliefs etc. Fiction has also taken part in reflecting and shaping the cultural identity of communities, as well as the identity of individuals.

In today's world, fiction seems to be present everywhere, not only in traditional media such as books or movies, but on the web, in computer games or virtual environments. This development presents new challenges for scholars from all over the Humanities, trying to understand cultural change in a global as well as historical perspective. This book gathers twenty-three scholars from ten countries with the aim to explore the idea and the uses of fiction in different cultures. It covers a broad field of interests, from classical literature, art or philosophy to modern media.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Berlin/Boston: Walter de Gruyter, 2014, 1. , 339 p.
Keyword [en]
fiction, fictionality, global contexts, fiction theory
National Category
Languages and Literature
Research subject
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-234689ISBN: 978-3-11-030312-4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-234689DiVA: diva2:757563
world history
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
Available from: 2014-10-22 Created: 2014-10-22 Last updated: 2016-04-26

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