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Possible Worlds and Comic Fictions

I. A. Ruffell

in Politics and Anti-Realism in Athenian Old Comedy

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199587216
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191731297 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587216.003.0002

Series: Oxford Classical Monographs

Possible Worlds and Comic Fictions

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This chapter establishes some basic theoretical grounds for the book as a whole, through possible worlds theory and theory of fiction, coming out of aesthetics and semiotics. It explores the construction and boundedness of the fictional world and the implications of possible-worlds derived theories for reference to the actual world in both realist and anti-realist texts.

Keywords: fiction; possible worlds; reference; coherence; characterization; realism

Chapter.  11878 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Classical Literature

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