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Suspense : conceptualizations, theoretical analyses, and empirical explorations

Suspense : conceptualizations, theoretical analyses, and empirical explorations

Author: Peter Vorderer; Hans Jürgen Wulff; Mike Friedrichsen
Publisher: Mahwah, N.J. : Erlbaum, 1996.
Series: LEA's communication series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Beginning with the general assumption that suspense is a major criterion for both an audience's selection and evaluation of entertaining media offerings, this text goes on to explore how, why, and  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Suspense in motion pictures, television, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mahwah, N.J. : Erlbaum, 1996
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Vorderer; Hans Jürgen Wulff; Mike Friedrichsen
ISBN: 0805819657 9780805819656 0805819665 9780805819663
OCLC Number: 33207660
Description: ix, 361 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Suspense and the Influence of Cataphora on Viewers' Expectations / Hans J. Wulff --
2. Keeping Our Selves in Suspense: The Imagined Gaze and Fictional Constructions of the Self in Alfred Hitchcock and Edgar Allan Poe / Garry Leonard --
3. The Experience of Suspense: Between Fear and Pleasure / Lothar Mikos --
4. Narrative Tension in Antonioni / Peter Wuss --
5. The Paradox of Suspense / Noel Carroll --
6. The Resiliency of Suspense / Richard J. Gerrig --
7. The Nature of Narrative Suspense and the Problem of Rereading / William F. Brewer --
8. Cognitive Modeling of Suspense-Inducing Structures in Narrative Films / Peter Ohler and Gerhild Nieding --
9. Suspense, Predictive Inference, and Emotion in Film Viewing / Ed Tan and Gijsbert Diteweg --
10. Suspense and Disorientation: Two Roles of Emotionally Charged Literary Uncertainty / Gerald C. Cupchik --
11. The Psychology of Suspense in Dramatic Exposition / Dolf Zillmann.
Series Title: LEA's communication series.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Vorderer, Hans J. Wulff, Mike Friedrichsen.


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"Overall, the editors provide readers with an in-depth analysis of suspense from many different methodological perspectives....This book, however, breaks ground in an understudied area of film Read more...

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