Grodal, Torben

Pavel Bunin

Torben Grodal is professor in film studies at the University of Copenhagen.  He started his academic career teaching comparative literature and writing books on structural text analysis and literary history.  He shifted to film studies with a dissertation on the psychology of the film experience, published as Moving Pictures (Oxford University Press 1997).  Grodal has published numerous articles on film genres, film and emotions, video games, film and evolutionary theory, and visual aesthetics, and an introduction to film studies, Filmoplevelse (in Danish).  Embodied Visions is his latest book.

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On his book Embodied Visions: Evolution, Emotions, Culture, and Film
(Our Cover Feature of August 21, 2009)