Noel Carroll

Thursday, September 14, 2006 - 6:30pm


Noel Carroll
On the Ties that Bind
Respondent: Paul Messaris

Noel Carroll is Andrew W. Mellon Term Professor in the Humanities at Temple University. His books include The Philosophy of Horror or Paradoxes of the Heart (Routledge, 1990), Interpreting the Moving Image (Routledge, 1998), and A Philosophy of Mass Art (Routledge, 1999). He has recently completed a book manuscript entitled Embodied Mind: Comic Intelligence and Concrete Operations in Buster Keaton's The General and recently finished co-editing an anthology with Jinhee Choi called The Philosophy of Film for Blackwell.

Paul Messaris is Lev Kuleshov Professor of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. Messaris teaches and does research in the area of visual communication. His publications have dealt with viewers' interpretations of images, viewers' responses to the formal devices of advertising and other types of visual persuasion or manipulation, and ways in which the media have been affected by the advent of computers. His most recent research deals with digital special effects in fiction film, and he is working on a book about viewers' reactions to the style and content of movies.


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