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An Introduction to Fictional Worlds Theory

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Bohumil Fořt

The author extensively details, analyses and compares key concepts and strategies of fictional worlds theory: a theory which has, over recent years, developed rather rapidly and is connected with leading scholars in the area of literary studies, such as Lubomír Doležel, Umberto Eco, Thomas Pavel, Ruth Ronen, and Marie-Laure Ryan. The book focuses on theoretical suggestions from which the fictional worlds theory borrows its main ideas, that is, logic, semantics, and linguistics. It also examines areas of literary theoretical investigation, in which the fictional world theory has proven itself to be a significant tool for conducting more detailed research, namely intertextuality, fictional and historical narration.
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Bohumil Fořt is an associate professor at Masaryk University in Brno and a senior researcher at the Czech Academy of Sciences. His fields of interest are literary theory, semantics, narratology, and fictional worlds theory.

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