David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophy and Literature 35 (1):121-133 (2011)
Motivating philosophical interest in the notion of suspense requires comparatively little appeal to what goes on in our ordinary work-a-day lives. After all, with respect to our everyday engagements with the actual world suspense appears to be largely absent—most of us seem to lead lives relatively suspense-free. The notion of suspense strikes us as interesting largely because of its significance with respect to our engagements with (largely fictional) narratives. So, when I indicate a preference for suspense novels, I indicate a preference not only for reading novels with certain narrative structures or content but for novels that in virtue of their narrative structure or content, when properly engaged, evoke a ..
|Keywords||Suspense Emotion Fiction Paradox of Suspense Aaron Smuts Robert Yanal|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
John Henderson (1998). Virgil's Third Eclogue: How Do You Keep an Idiot in Suspense? Classical Quarterly 48 (01):213-.
Donald Beecher (2007). Suspense. Philosophy and Literature 31 (2):255-279.
Ferrari (1999). Aristotle's Literary Aesthetics. Phronesis 44 (3):181-198.
G. R. F. Ferrari (1999). Aristotle's Literary Aesthetics. Phronesis 44 (3):181 - 198.
Robert J. Yanal (1996). The Paradox of Suspense. British Journal of Aesthetics 36 (2):146-158.
Richard J. Gerrig (1997). Is There a Paradox of Suspense? A Reply to Yanal. British Journal of Aesthetics 37 (2):168-174.
Aaron Smuts & Jonathan Frome (2004). Helpless Spectators: Suspense in Videogames and Film. Text Technology 1 (1):13-34.
Aaron Smuts (2009). The Paradox of Suspense. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy 2009 (6.1):1-15.
Aaron Smuts (2008). The Desire-Frustration Theory of Suspense. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 66 (3):281-291.
Christy Mag Uidhir (2011). The Paradox of Suspense Realism. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 69 (2):161-171.
Added to index2010-06-24
Total downloads62 ( #70,828 of 1,911,115 )
Recent downloads (6 months)4 ( #178,269 of 1,911,115 )
How can I increase my downloads?