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28
Oct

'Convincing Fiction' with Professor John Mullan

Online Lecture series, The Power of the Novel, with Gresham College visiting lecturer Professor John Mullan.

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Wednesday 28th October, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

  • Online event
  • Talk

Free

About the Event

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.

About the Book

Robinson Crusoe
Robinson Crusoe

Daniel Defoe

Publisher:East India Publishing Company

Publication date:3 Aug 2018

ISBN:9781989201299