Embodied Cognition and Cinema

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to inform you that Leuven University Press has published our edited volume Embodied Cognition and Cinema. It is the first edited volume to explore the impact of the embodied cognition thesis on the scientific study of film. A team of scholars analyse the main aspects of film (narrative, style, music, sound, time, the viewer, emotion, perception, ethics, the frame, etc.) from an embodied perspective. By combining insights from various disciplines such as cognitive film theory, conceptual metaphor theory, and cognitive neuroscience, they show how the process of meaning-making in film is embodied and how empathy and embodied simulation play a role in understanding the way in which the viewer interacts with the film.

Foreword by Mark Johnson, Knight Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of Philosophy, University of Oregon.

With contributions by Warren Buckland (Oxford Brookes University), Juan Chattah (University of Miami), Maarten Coëgnarts (University of Antwerp), Adriano D’Aloia (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan), Michele Guerra (University of Parma), Miklós Kiss (University of Groningen), Peter Kravanja (KU Leuven), María J. Ortiz (University of Alicante), Mark S. Ward (University of Technology, Sydney), Hannah Chapelle Wojciehowski (University of Texas at Austin).

ISBN 978 94 6270 028 4
382 pages
120 illustrations

More information is available on the following websites:


We hope that you will enjoy reading this book!


Maarten Coëgnarts, PhD
University of Antwerp, Belgium

Peter Kravanja, PhD
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

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