Special Issue "The Paradox of Horror"

A special issue of Humanities (ISSN 2076-0787).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2013) | Viewed by 314

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Katerina Bantinaki
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Guest Editor
Department of Philosophy and Social Studies, University of Crete, 74100 Rethymno, Greece
Interests: pictorial representation; pictorial perception; interpretation; art and emotion; values of art

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

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
Guest Editor

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  • art and emotion
  • art and pleasure
  • emotion and pleasure
  • horror
  • negative emotions
  • paradoxes of Fiction
  • response to Art

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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