Carnegie Mellon University

Movies, Narrative, and Emotions

Movies, Narrative, and Emotions

Thursday, February 28
4:30 pm
Porter Hall 100

Noël Carroll

Professor Carroll will discuss how in movies—including film and television—narrative structure is co-ordinated with the arousal of emotion. Special emphasis will be placed on the processes of eliciting sympathy for protagonists and antipathy for antagonists.

Noël Carroll will also speak at City of Asylum on Wednesday, February 27th at 6:00 PM. His talk, "Sex and the City,” will discuss the theme of consumerism in the series and the moral problems that it raises, especially in terms of the way in which it encourages viewers to shrug them off. The talk is free, but please RSVP.

Noël Carroll is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is one of the world’s leading philosophers of art, and is especially known for his work on film, including the highly influential Mystifying Movies: Fads and Fallacies in Contemporary Film Theory.

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