Learning from Fiction

Project: Research project (funded)Research

Project Details


Three year Leverhulme funded project 2018-21

Layman's description

Critics and philosophers claim that fiction is a source of truth or insight; others in the same fields deny this. The debate has, however, rarely been informed by the kind of evidence that current psychology is producing on this topic. And while psychological work in this area is welcome, much of it so far does not address the claims in the critical and philosophical literature. The project brings these strands of research together. Combining state-of the-art experiments with a philosophical framework for thinking about learning from literature, it will strengthen existing evidence in ways that address concerns of humanistic scholars.
Effective start/end date24/09/1831/08/21