IPP Workshop Series: Applying Theories of Worldbuilding to Fantasy and Science Fiction Literature (Dennis Friedrichsen)
Nov 26, 2019
from 02:00 to 04:00
|Where||Phil I, Building B, R.025|
|Contact Name||David E. Susa|
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In this workshop, participants will be introduced to the basic theoretical principles concerning worldbuilding and the philosophy of possible worlds in fantasy and science-fiction literature. Although most genres to varying degrees make use of worldbuilding, its role is significantly different in fantasy and science fiction, making it an interesting object of study. In many cases, worldbuilding in these genres is its own entity and readers engage with the world as much as with characters. We will discuss degrees of invention, completeness and consistency, and reflect on what functions these have. Through extensive use of examples, the workshop will illustrate how certain fantasy and science fiction novels build their worlds and what role these play.
In consequence, this workshop could be interesting for students of every level (BA, MA or PhD) who are interested in science fiction, narratology, literary genres, etc.
If you are interested, please register via firstname.lastname@example.org