Projections

The Journal for Movies and Mind

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Editor: Stephen Prince, Virginia Tech

WINNER OF THE 2008 AAP/PSP PROSE AWARD FOR BEST NEW JOURNAL IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES & HUMANITIES!

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Published in association with The Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image and The Forum for Movies and Mind

Projections: The Journal for Movies and Mind is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that explores the way in which the mind experiences, understands, and interprets the audio-visual and narrative structures of cinema and other visual media. Recognizing cinema as an art form, the journal aims to integrate established traditions of analyzing media aesthetics with current research into perception, cognition and emotion, according to frameworks supplied by psychology, psychoanalysis, and the cognitive and neurosciences. Submissions are welcomed from a variety of scholarly methods within the humanities and the sciences, from aesthetic to empirical, theoretical, and historical approaches. The journal seeks to facilitate a dialogue between scholars in these disciplines and bring the study of moving image media to the forefront of contemporary intellectual debate.



Subjects: Film Studies



Current Issue

Volume 8, Issue 1, Summer 2014

 

From the Editor

 

Articles

Bottom-Up Processing, Entoptic Vision and the Innocent Eye in Stan Brakhage’s Work
Paul Taberham

Melodrama and the Psychology of Tears
Jonathan Frome

Trauma in Translation: Crossing the Boundaries between Psychoanalysis and Film
Rina Dudai

To Die Right: The Impact of Ludic Forms on the Engagement with Characters
Henriette Heidbrink

Immersive Entryways into Televisual Worlds: Affective and Aesthetic Functions of Title Sequences in Quality Series
Kathrin Fahlenbrach and Barbara Flueckiger

Reduced Narration, Intensified Emotion: The Film Trailer
Charlotte Sun Jensen

 

Book Reviews

Arthur P. Shimamura, ed., Psychocinematics: Exploring Cognition at the Movies
Ted Nannicelli