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Synthetic Beings and Synthespian Ethics

Embodiment Technologies in Science/Fiction

Jane Stadler

principles of character design and storytelling, cognitive psychology, philosophy, and ethics” ( ). 2 “Produsage” harnesses user communities that are technosocially networked through many-to-many mediated communication

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How Motion Shapes Thought in Cinema

The Embodied Film Style of Éric Rohmer

Maarten Coëgnarts

question. In their landmark study Philosophy in the Flesh , both authors have argued that humans have a natural tendency to structure the abstract concept of a change-of-state in terms of the familiar concept of “movement” or “change of location.” They

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Screening Vulnerability

Brian Bergen-Aurand

specializes in nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature, visual culture, and continental philosophy. His work emphasizes matters of religion, ethics, and social justice. Saravanan Mani is completing his doctoral research in the Division of English

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Toward a Naturalized Aesthetics of Film Music

An Interdisciplinary Exploration of Intramusical and Extramusical Meaning

Timothy Justus

to an expectation for another. Concepts closely related to intramusical meaning include, from psychology, intrinsic meaning ( Juslin and Sloboda 2001 ); from philosophy, formalism ( Davies 2011 ; Kivy 2002 ); and from musicology, absolute music

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Todd Berliner

framework, whereas Hollywood Aesthetic turns more toward Anglo-American aesthetic philosophy. But I want to point to a more important difference, at least to my mind: Bordwell addresses the comprehension of Hollywood cinema, whereas Hollywood Aesthetic

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Loving and Grieving with Heart of a Dog and Merleau-Ponty's Depth

Saige Walton

experimental film practices, Laurie Anderson's film Heart of a Dog (2015) is explicitly concerned with death and the emotions that accompany it (love, grief, guilt, and loss). First commissioned by the Franco-German company Arte TV to create a “philosophy of

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Sade for Sade's Sake

Inside Paul Chan's Transmedial Laboratory

Olivier Delers

novel as a genre to build a cohesive political philosophy through plot, characters, pornographic scenes, and long digressions on the morality of crime. For his part, Chan seeks to translate the Sadean text into a visual inquiry that questions our

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Monstrous Masses

The Human Body as Raw Material

John Marmysz

inspired by a tradition of philosophy, first initiated by G.W.F. Hegel and later developed in the existentialist thought of Jean-Paul Sartre, which emphasizes the phenomenological description of lived experience while striving to avoid political

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Seeing Yourself in the Past

The Role of Situational (Dis)continuity and Conceptual Metaphor in the Understanding of Complex Cases of Character Perception

Maarten Coëgnarts, Miklós Kiss, Peter Kravanja, and Steven Willemsen

other events in time which, by memory or inference, we believe to be real, are regarded as past or future—those earlier than the present being past, and those later than the present being future.” 5 Within the field of philosophy of mind, this

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Jeff Smith, Dominic Topp, Jason Gendler, and Francesco Sticchi

Morin's film philosophy—without reductively depending on each paradigm employed in his discussions. Throughout the book, Hven conducts a powerful and thought-provoking revaluation of theories of filmic narration. In a very original manner, he highlights