Essay on Mood

Responding to Art Shimamura’s suggestion that we note recent published work, I would add that it is especially useful for us to draw attention to our work when it appears in journals, however excellent, that members might not normally read.

You can read my essay “Art Moods and Human Moods in Narrative Cinema” in the current issue of New Literary History 43, 3 (2012). This is a special issue on mood (in narrative, criticism, and philosophy). In the essay I show how mood in narrative film–the affective character of a film both presented and taken as narrational point-of-view–relates to the spectator’s affective experience.

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