Colloquium: Art and Negative Effect

September 4, 2009

Everyone is invited to join us on selected Friday afternoons at 3:30 p.m. in Crabbe Library Room 201 for a hour of informal, moderated discussion over articles of various topics selected by EKU faculty. Refreshments will be provided by EKU Student Government Association.

Dr. Minh Nguyen will moderate this week’s discussion over Art and Negative Affect:

Why do people seemingly want to be scared by movies and feel pity for fictional characters when they avoid situations in real life that arouse these same negative emotions? [...]If people avoid pain then why do people want to experience art that is painful?

For more information about the series, please click here.

Faculty interested in moderating discussion on any of the remaining available dates are encouraged to contact Rob Sica.


Of related interest: The Paradox of Tragedy (podcast), Nietzsche on Art and Truth(podcast), Men, Women, and Chainsaws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film (4th Floor: PN1995.9.H6 C53 1992), The Anatomy of Disgust (2nd Floor: BF575.A886 M55 1997)