Research Group
in Analytic Philosophy

BW12: Fiction, Narrative and Art Beyond Literature

LOGOS, Universitat de Barcelona, 28–30 April 2020


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 and informal interaction among participants.

Attendance is free and all are welcome.



Keynote speakers:


Susan Feagin - Temple University

Andrew Kania - Trinity University

Kathleen Stock - University of Sussex



28 April:

9.30 Gerard Vilar (UAB), “Unlikelihood in Art: Two Varieties”

10.30 Patrick Keating (Trinity), “Narrative, Description, and Film Lighting”

11.25 Coffee

11.45 Josep Corbí (Valencia), “Theatricality and Fiction”

12.45 Bruno Leclercq (Liège), “When Fictional Objects and Characters Are Not Merely Described”

13.40 Lunch break

15.15 Susan Feagin (Temple), “Nonfiction Theater”

16.15 Coffee

16.30 María José Alcaraz León (Murcia), “Imagining in Fiction Beyond Make-Believe”

17.30 Merel Semeijn (Groningen), “Export from Fiction as Analogical Reasoning”


29 April:

10.00 Elisa Paganini (Milan), “Normative and Attitudinal Imaginative Resistances”

11.00 Sean Clancy (East China Normal), “Imaginative Resistance as a Methodological Hazard”

11.55 Coffee

12.15 Kathleen Stock (Sussex), “Legal Fictions”

13.15 Lunch break

14.45 Mario Slugan (Queen Mary), “Moving Away from Literary Narrators”

15.45 Paloma Atencia-Linares (UNAM), “Fiction and Non-fiction. Genres in Photography”

16.45 Olivia Odoffin (Rutgers), “Repetition, Emotion, and the Musical Persona”

30 April:

9.30 Carola Barbero (Turin), “Beyond Text / Beyond Meaning”

10.30 Guillaume Schuppert (Lorraine), “Fictionality and Natural Stories: Reopening the Investigation”

11.25 Coffee

11.45 Andrew Kania (Trinity), “Music, Narrative, and Morality”

12.45 Lunch break

14.15 Dana Munteanu (Ohio State), “Affects for Shock or for Prosocial Behavior? What Journalistic Reports Could Learn from Aristotle and Novels”

15.15 Jamie Cawthra (York), “Puzzles in Narrative and Narrative Puzzles”

16.10 Coffee

16.30 Jacopo Frascaroli (York), “Reading as Perceiving. Gestaltic Tensions in Literature”

17.30 Francisca Pérez Carreño (Murcia), “Beyond Fiction: Iconic Imagination in Literature”


The conference will be held at the Universitat de Barcelona, in Barcelona (Spain). The conference venue will be wheelchair-accessible and wheelchair-accessible facilities will be available. Service animals are welcome. We regret not being able to offer nearby disabled parking or a hearing loop. Upon request, however, we can use microphones and provide a quiet room. More generally, we will do our best to improve accessibility, including for caregivers, and we encourage you to contact us to discuss how we can do so.


For all enquiries, please contact the organizers at:






Filippo Contesi - Universitat de Barcelona

Manuel García-Carpintero - Universitat de Barcelona

Enrico Terrone - Universitat de Barcelona