Department of English presents: TOM BISHOP - The Winter's Tale: What are Fictions For?

When:
November 7, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am America/Toronto Timezone
2017-11-07T08:30:00-05:00
2017-11-07T11:30:00-05:00
Where:
South Ross, 801
115 Campus Walk
North York, ON M3J
Canada
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Meaghan McCue
416-736-2100, ext. 22150

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

South Ross, 801

8:30am-11:30am

This talk will examine passages in Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale where fiction-making comes under scrutiny. Both explicit instances, such as art objects and story-telling, and implicit ones, where figurative language does complicated emotional work, will be examined. The goal will be to see if Shakespeare’s play contains anything like a “theory of fiction” or a picture of what purpose is served by the common human propensity to make things up.

Tom Bishop - Nov. 7 - Poster (PDF)