NDALIANIS HORROR SENSORIUM

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Stephanie McGarrah marked it as to-read Dec 25, By examining how these diverse media generate medium-specific corporeal and sensory responses, it reveals how the sensorium interweaves sensory and intellectual encounters to produce powerful systems of perception. Through analyses of various mediums, this volume explores how the horror genre affec Horror films, books and video games engage their audiences through combinations of storytelling practices, emotional experiences, cognitive responses and physicality that ignite the sensorium–the sensory mechanics of the body and the intellectual and cognitive functions connected to them. In her final chapter we turn to transmedia and the sensorium and an account of the way in which media production and marketing strategy is increasingly turning explicitly toward a fundamental awareness of the centrality of the sensorium. Media and the Senses. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Here she argues convincingly for an understanding of cinema as functioning beyond traditional accounts of spectatorship that have placed an emphasis on sight at the expense of other sensorial functions. Partly informed by the recent phenomenological turn in film studies characterised by the work of Vivian Sobchack, Jennifer Barker and Tarja Laine, Ndalianis argues that our experiences of horror media cannot be explained by purely haptic, affective or cognitive theories alone, but that all of these things work together. Not only does this dramatically reinforce the need for a new conceptualisation of the ways in which contemporary interconnected digital media operate and are consumed, it points backward to a rich history of past media forms in which this has long been the case. Susana rated it liked it Aug 20, Brooke Bennett marked it as to-read Sep 26, In fact it may be one of the most persuasive and useful approaches yet, both in terms of the way it conceptualises our engagement with horror, but also in how it expands out from cinema to a range of media forms such as video games, paranormal romance novels, television, and theme park rides, which, as she acknowledges, have both economic and aesthetic links in an era of horizontally integrated entertainment conglomerates. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

The Horror Sensorium: Media and the Senses

Through analyses of various mediums, this volume explores how the horror genre affects the mind and body of the spectator. She has written on cult media, screen performance, and the digital repurposing of dead celebrity’s images, and is currently writing a book on the historical intersections of screen acting, technological change and cinematic illusionism from the Silent era to the present.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. A piece of cake! Tabitha Cronenberg marked it as to-read Jun 12, It is undeniably and hilariously gross. But lest you think this is all just centred on the primal emotions and responses like disgust, anticipatory anxiety, desire and the startle reflex, the final three chapters move the emphasis onto cognitive appeals.

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Emma Stocker marked it as to-read Dec 16, Here again is a subject that sounds well worn and tired at best. Franz Biberkopf rated it did not like it Jan 28, When I got it back it had been populated with a forest of post-it notes, proof, I think, of just how accessible this book will be to film scholars of all levels. Selected pages Title Page. Jude Folino rated it it was amazing Dec 16, My library Help Advanced Book Search. Other editions – View all The Horror Sensorium: With the third chapter we move on to the theme park ride and its relationship to horror cinema.

Partly informed by the recent phenomenological turn in film studies characterised by the work of Vivian Sobchack, Jennifer Barker and Tarja Laine, Ndalianis argues that our experiences of horror media cannot be explained by purely haptic, affective or cognitive theories alone, but that all of these things work together. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Angela rated it it was amazing Dec 26, Horror is used as the gore-dripping connective fibre between the chapters, but is not the sole focus.

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Horror films, books and video games engage their audiences through combinations of storytelling practices, emotional experiences, cognitive responses and physicality that ignite the sensorium–the ndxlianis mechanics of the body and the intellectual and cognitive functions connected to them.

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The Horror Sensorium Book review • Angela Ndalianis

While I do not focus on horror I found this book one of the freshest approaches to an interconnected examination of multiple media forms for a long time. Not only does this dramatically reinforce the need for a new conceptualisation of the ways in which contemporary interconnected digital media operate and are consumed, it points backward to a rich history of past media forms horrro which this has long been the case. In many instances the book will quickly move from a fascinating historical description to insightful contemporary parallel at the same time as it moves from the objective evaluation of a media form through to the deeply personal subjective experience and back again in a few sentences.

Through analyses of various mediums, this volume explores how the horror genre affects the mind and body of the spectator. In fact it may be one of the most persuasive and useful approaches yet, both in terms of the way it conceptualises our engagement with horror, but also in how it expands out from cinema to a range of media forms such as video games, paranormal romance novels, television, and theme park rides, which, as she acknowledges, have both economic and aesthetic links in an era of horizontally integrated entertainment conglomerates.

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As with many other chapters in this book one feels that Ndalianis is exploring something here the terms of which are applicable beyond the boundaries of the horror genre. Media and the Senses by Angela Ndalianis. To ask other readers questions about The Horror Sensoriumplease sign up. Video Games Avatars and Arms on the Brain.

Here the old tool kit of the traditional film studies textual analysis is no longer enough when examining the way in which the manipulation of wiimotes and nunchucks function in relation to the body demanding, as she points ndzlianis, a physicality that is new to gaming.

Brooke Bennett marked it as to-read Sep 26, Angela Ndalianis, The Horror Sensorium: Return to Book Page. In her final chapter we nralianis to transmedia and the sensorium and an account of the way in which media production and marketing strategy is increasingly turning explicitly toward a fundamental awareness of the centrality of the hoeror. Lists with This Book. Media and the Senses Mc Farland: Refresh and try again.

After expounding on the popularity of the vampire as an alpha male romantic ssnsorium, and the different forms he can take, Ndalianis illustrates the appeal of sexy vampires by showing what happens if you replace the vampire with his living dead cousin, the zombie the book was written before Warm Bodies came to popular attention.

Ndalianis wholeheartedly avoids falling into either of these traps in a book that is not just an incredibly fun read but is a must read for anyone in the field of media theory. Nelson Zagalo marked it as to-read Oct 27, Books by Angela Ndalianis.

Stephanie McGarrah marked it as to-read Dec 25, Luis marked it as to-read Oct 26, Once again, the account here is hilarious, but it also serves the purpose of outlining the centrality with which subjective sensorial experience operates in contemporary media consumption. Media and the Senses Angela Ndalianis McFarlandSep 14, – Performing Arts – pages 0 Reviews Horror films, books and video games engage their audiences through combinations of storytelling practices, emotional experiences, cognitive responses and physicality that ignite the sensorium—the sensory mechanics of the body and the intellectual and cognitive functions connected to them.

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Media and the Senses. From the first few pages Ndalianis confidently establishes a highly personal narrative style in her explication of a theory that both engages the reader and also endears her to them.