Personification and impossible fictions

Nolan, Daniel (2015) Personification and impossible fictions. British Journal of Aesthetics, 55 1: 57-69. doi:10.1093/aesthj/ayt053

Author Nolan, Daniel
Title Personification and impossible fictions
Journal name British Journal of Aesthetics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0007-0904
Publication date 2015-01-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1093/aesthj/ayt053
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 55
Issue 1
Start page 57
End page 69
Total pages 13
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Oxford University Press
Language eng
Abstract Impossible fictions are not just the creations of puzzle-seeking philosophers or artists experimenting with the limits of fiction. Impossibilities can be found in relatively mundane fiction as well. This article argues that the device of personification, especially of abstract entities such as death or duty, yields impossible fictions, arguing against a number of strategies that might be tried to show that these cases of personification do not yield impossibilities.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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