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The annual conference of the Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image (SCSMI) welcomes you to the Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland, June 11th – 14th, 2017

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Wednesday, June 14 • 14:30 - 15:00
SP Anne Wabeke. The Antihero as 'one of ourselves'

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In light of the current popularity of antiheroes in both film and television, this paper will contemplate why we want to engage with antiheroes to begin with. Looking at the paradoxical attraction of antiheroes that are not only like “one of ourselves”, but also provide us with an enjoyable morally challenging experience, I will argue that the importance of the correlation between empathy and moral evaluation may be stronger than oftentimes thought.

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Anne Wabeke

University of Kent
Having completed her MA in Film Studies at the University of Kent, for which she has written a thesis on the value of empathetic engagement with fictional characters, future research will be on the spectator’s engagement with female antiheroes in complex television series.

Wednesday June 14, 2017 14:30 - 15:00 EEST
A-306 Room, Töölö Campus, Aalto University (3rd floor) Runeberginkatu 14-16, Helsinki

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