The 2023 Nils Klim Seminar: Enlightenment Perspectives on Fact and Fiction
How was the fact-fiction distinction established? This seminar investigates the emergence of new conceptions of fact and fiction in the 18th century.
Today, we take a division between fact and fiction for granted. It was, however, only in the 18th century that these categories became generic designators. This panel discusses manifestations of the emerging fact-fiction distinction in the 18th century in various outlets such as periodicals, novels, and pamphlets. Speaking from a point in time that has been labelled “post-truth”, the panelists address the Enlightenment era which established the fundamental fact-fiction distinction that we have since relied on.
The event is free and open to all.
Academic seminar held in honour of the 2023 Nils Klim Prize Laureate Simona Zetterberg-Nielsen and her research. There will be an introduction of the topic by Zetterberg-Nielsen, followed by presentations by three invited guests, a panel discussion and Q&A.
Details to follow.
This event is a part of the Holberg Week, which this year takes place 6 - 9 June.