Special Issue "The Paradox of Horror"
A special issue of Humanities (ISSN 2076-0787).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2013)
The horror genre has persisted in art for more than a century, gaining gradually popularity among audiences. The emotions on which the horror genre trades, fear and disgust, are generally acknowledged as intrinsically unpleasant emotions that we avoid experiencing in real life. This conception of horror emotions, coupled with the popularity of the genre, gives rise to a paradox: why are we attracted to horror if it generates emotions that we avoid in real life? Humanities invites articles from all fields of humanities that aim to answer this question, making a significant contribution to the existing literature on the topic.
Dr. Katerina Bantinaki
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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• art and pleasure
• emotion and pleasure
• negative emotions
• paradoxes of Fiction
• response to Art