Visiting Speakers

Prof. Amy Coplan, Cal State Fullerton

Friday, May 8, 2009, 4:00 p.m., 607 Dale Hall Tower. Everyone is welcome!

Movies and Mood

How do movies evoke mood responses in viewers? What role do mood responses play in a viewer’s overall experience of a film?  My paper will address these questions and will compare mood responses to narrative fiction film to mood responses in ordinary life.  I will suggest that the case of “movie mood” can help us to understand features of emotional experience in general that have gone underappreciated by philosophers and psychologists.