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'American Environments at the Movies' Examines Viewers’ Emotions

April 9, 2015

The Department of English, Comparative Literature and Linguistics hosts international film scholar Alexa Weik von Mossner for a Tuesday, April 21, talk "American Environments at the Movies: Embodiment, Perception and Emotion" at 4 p.m. in Room 318 of Langsdorf Hall. Drawing on film studies research, as well as cognitive science, Weik von Mossner will examine how environmentally themed films engage viewers' emotions.

 Weik  von Mossner is a visiting scholar at UCLA for the 2014-15 academic year and on leave from her position as assistant professor of American studies at Austria's Klagenfurt University. She is also the author of "Cosmopolitan Minds: Literature, Emotion, and the Transnational Imagination."

The talk is open to the public; students will be given priority for seating. For more information, contact Nicole Seymour

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