Willing suspension of disbelief

Willing suspension of disbelief. Coleridge 1817 Fabbula Words of VR Dimitri Daniloff

By Fabien

A term coined by poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1817: the mental operation by a reader or spectator of a work of fiction who accepts, while he consults the work, to put his scepticism aside. This notion underlines one of the ways spectators “activate” fictional narratives.

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