Dr Stacie Friend

Dr Stacie Friend

Senior Lecturer in Philosophy
Email: s.friend@heythrop.ac.uk
Telephone: 020 7795 4265


I have been teaching philosophy at Heythrop College since 2007, first as a Lecturer and then as a Senior Lecturer (since 2009). I was also the Convenor of the BA in Philosophy from 2008 to 2010. I previously taught at Birkbeck College, University of London (2005-07) and at Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania (2003-05). I was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow and Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 2002-03. I received my BA in Philosophy and English Literature from the University of Miami, Florida (1995) and my PhD in Philosophy from Stanford University (2002).

I am the Vice President of the British Society of Aesthetics, as well as an organiser of the London Aesthetics Forum series of talks at the Institute of Philosophy in London.

In 2013-14 I will be on leave with a British Academy/Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship. I plan to complete a monograph entitled 'Matters of Fact and Fiction'.

Current teaching

I currently teach Philosophy of Mind and Psychology, History of Modern Philosophy, and Aesthetics. I have also taught Philosophy of Language.

Research interests

My research has focused primarily on issues at the intersection of aesthetics, mind and language, especially as these pertain to problems raised by our engagement with fictional narratives and fictional characters. I have published on empty names, the nature of fiction, the metaphysics of fictional characters, emotional responses to fiction and tragedy, and the cognitive values of literature. I am now beginning a book project on the role of fact in fiction.

I provide research supervision in the following areas:

Recent publications

(2012) In: Garcia-Carpintero, Manuel, Marti, Genoveva, (eds.) Thinking and Talking about Nothing. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Book section]

(2012) Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, 112 (2) pp. 179-209. [Journal Article]

(2012) In: Aesthetics and the Sciences of Mind (tentative). Oxford University Press. [Book section]

(2011) Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume, 85 (1) pp. 163-180. [Journal Article]

(2011) Philosophical Studies, 153 (2) pp. 183-211. [Journal Article]

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