Since The Rhetoric of Fictionality was published in 2007, it has had a big impact on narrative theory, eliciting multiple responses in a number of important publications. Additionally, it has been present in numerous panels at the annual conferences for the International Society of the Study of Narrative as well as starting vigorous debates on the society's listserve. Its reformulations of core assumptions about narrative have been both contested and adopted (and in the latter case, often accommodated or reshaped to fit others' agendas). There is no unifying or universally agreed upon theoretical take on a rhetorical approach to fictionality. The closest we get to that is probably the article “Ten Theses about Fictionality,” which is co-authored by Henrik Skov Nielsen, James Phelan, and Richard Walsh. In the first endnote, the shared vision is declared:

[W]e advance our ten theses as a foundation for a larger project built on the...

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