du.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • chicago-author-date
  • chicago-note-bibliography
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Thick viewing: emotional condensation and moments of narrative impact in fiction film
Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, Religious Studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7883-3251
2013 (English)In: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NARRATIVE JUNE 27-29 2013 : ABSTRACTS, 2013, 1-21 p.Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Thick Viewing. Emotional condensation and moments of narrative impact in fiction film

In an audience study empirical examples of narrative impact is presented when specific fiction film scenes condensate spectators’ emotional lives, identities, and beliefs. The outcome of conducted in-depth interviews with film viewers in Sweden 2012, discussing favorite films, will support theories about stories as a primary mean by which we make sense of our experience through time. It calls for a development of theories which in more detail explores spectator’s narrative competence when being absorbed by fiction. It challenges theories of fiction emotions and proposes a more complex analysis of the passionate viewer. A conclusion is that narrative impact is partly related to fiction emotions but most importantly when spectators are testing the narrative for a larger significance beyond the media, connecting diegetical fiction experiences with spectator’s profound aspirations in life and experienced conflicts of human existence in extra-diegetical world.

Tomas Axelson

Assistant Professor, Religious Studies

School of Education and Humanities

Högskolan Dalarna University, 791 88 Falun, Sweden

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. 1-21 p.
National Category
Arts
Research subject
Intercultural Studies; Education and Learning
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:du-11918OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-11918DiVA: diva2:608164
Conference
International Conference on Narrative Manchester, 27-29 June 2013
Projects
Ongoing project: Spectator engagement in film and utopian self-reflexivity. Moving Images and Moved Minds 2011 - 2013. (The Swedish Research Council)
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2013-02-26 Created: 2013-02-26 Last updated: 2016-06-23Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Axelson, Tomas
By organisation
Religious Studies
Arts

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

Total: 697 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • chicago-author-date
  • chicago-note-bibliography
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf