Specifically, it asks what the criteria are according to which we categorize texts as fictional and what counts as proof for reconstructing the experience of historical spectatorship.

The project innovatively proposes that the period between 1880 and 1915 provides a unique opportunity for construing how a representational medium becames employed in the production of fictions and the crucial role the discourse on imaginary engagement plays in this process. In other words, the project asks why we engage some films as fictions and other as documentaries despite the fact that they are both based on actuality material – photographs.

Project ID

746619

Call ID

H2020-MSCA-IF-2016

Start Date

Sunday, 1 October, 2017 - 10:30

End Date

Monday, 30 September, 2019 - 10:30

Acronym

FIEC

Organisation

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Country

Belgium