Re: [Frameworks] researching

From: John Matturri (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Jan 21 2011 - 13:37:15 PST


Thanks for the cite.

Not sure how much your student wants to go into the underpinnings or
stay with readings directly about film, but when teaching about
emotional reactions to film (usually done through a long point-by-point
argument against Noel Carroll's very intellectualist/propositionalist
theory of horror) I've really found it useful to use some of the
revivals of more physiological-based philosophical theories of emotion,
especially Jesse Prinz' book Gut Reactions. I know Prinz is a movie fan
but don't know if he has especially written about film and emotions. Not
sure how this would be extended to collective responses or whether Prinz
has at all tried to make connections to mirror neurons, which I've
hand-waved in the direction of in those courses.

j

On 1/21/11 3:44 PM, jeanne LIOTTA wrote:
> Once again thanks for all suggestions Frameworkers--you are my other
> brain.
>
> John Matturi's fascinating mention of mirror neurons reminded me of
> this article in Leonardo written by Thom Zummer on same, soon after
> this theory was first being discussed, link here for interested parties
>
> http://www.leonardo.info/LEA/DispersiveAnatomies/DA_zummer.pdf
>
> JmL
>
>
> On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 10:38 AM, jeanne LIOTTA <email suppressed
> <mailto:email suppressed>> wrote:
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> Yes actaully he started with an image of Invisible Cinema! Very
> interesting suggestions JOhn, thank you!!
> And Jason!
>
>
> On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 6:33 AM, John Matturri
> <email suppressed>> wrote:
>
> Can't think of any specifically cinematic text, but I suspect
> that there may be something that could be done here with
> mirror-neuron based simulation approaches to empathy. The
> (speculative) idea would be that the audience gets mutually in
> tune with each other through common responses to what's on
> screen. And whatever else may be going on that is the basis of
> the sense that one has of a surrounding audience. (Kubelka's
> original Invisible Cinema Anthology Film Archive theater would
> have been a great place to do comparative research on this.)
> Vittorio Galesse's writings would be a good place to start
> looking.
>
> j
>
>
> On 1/20/11 1:35 AM, jeanne LIOTTA wrote:
>> Thank you for asking Maik--yes I am speaking specifically of
>> *the affective experience of communal spectatorship in the
>> cinema*--not so much sensuality /the gaze /touch etc. and
>> teh texts thereof, which we are aware of.
>>
>> The Sobchack and Deleuze on the table now! but several other
>> texts mentioned here seem useful, thanks to all.
>>
>> J.
>>
>> On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 8:27 PM, Maik Kleinschmidt
>> <email suppressed
>> <mailto:email suppressed>> wrote:
>>
>> Physiological as in a sensual, bodily or affective
>> experience of cinema?
>> From my own research I would recommend looking at the
>> following (in addition to what's been suggested in
>> earlier posts):
>>
>> Cinema and Sensation: French film and the art of
>> transgression - Martine Beugnet
>>
>> On cinematic mimesis in Agnes Varda's The Gleaners and I:
>> 'The Poetics of a Potato: Documentary that Gets Under the
>> Skiní, Metro 137, 126-131 - Anne Rutherford
>>
>> Le Corps concret: Of Bodily and Filmic Material Excess
>> in. Philippe Grandrieux's Cinema
>> <http://espace.library.uq.edu.au/eserv/UQ:120064/HAINGE.pdf> -
>> Greg Hainge
>>
>> Aside from Vivian Sobchack's work, Steven Shaviro's
>> Cinematic Body is often referenced in this context,
>> although he himself now seems to regard
>> <http://www.shaviro.com/Othertexts/Cinematic.pdf> it as
>> 'speculative'.
>>
>> This is on visual art, but I found that many things
>> addressed in here apply to moving image just as well:
>> Francis Bacon: The Logic of Sensation - G. Deleuze (found
>> it much more approachable than his texts on the cinema,
>> not least because it is comparatively compact)
>>
>> Lacan's theory of the Real might also be worth looking at
>> in this regard, depending on the scope of the research.
>>
>>
>> Maik
>>
>>
>> On 19 Jan 2011, at 22:33, jeanne LIOTTA wrote:
>>
>>> Hello FW'ers
>>>
>>> I am advising a student who is doing research on the
>>> relationship on the cinematic experience to the
>>> physiological--any advice on texts to offer ?
>>>
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