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Carroll, Noël 1947-

Works: 75 works in 482 publications in 6 languages and 18,905 library holdings
Genres: Motion pictures  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Humor 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PN1995, 791.4301
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Most widely held works about Noël Carroll
Most widely held works by Noël Carroll
The philosophy of horror, or, Paradoxes of the heart by Noël Carroll( Book )

31 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For decades, the horror genre has been a major popular entertainment and has dominated the publishing and film industries. Yet there exists no philosophical examination of the genre - the time for its aesthetic analysis is ripe. Noel Carroll, film scholar and philosopher, offers the first serious look at the aesthetics of horror. In this book he discusses the nature and narrative structures of the genre, dealing with horror as a "transmedia" phenomenon. A fan and serious student of the horror genre, Carroll brings to bear his comprehensive knowledge of obscure and forgotten works, as well as of the horror masterpieces. Working from a philosophical perspective, he tries to account for how people can find pleasure in having their wits scared out of them. What, after all, are those "paradoxes of the heart" that make us want to be horrified?
A philosophy of mass art by Noël Carroll( Book )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Met lit. opg. - Met reg. Although movies, tv, pulp literature, comics and rockmusic surround us everywhere, the area has been neglected entirely by analytic philosophers of art. The author attempts to address that lacuna. He shows why philosophers have previously resisted and/or misunderstood mass art and he develops frameworks for understanding the relation of mass art to the emotions, morality, and ideology discussing the accounts of such theorists in the field as Collingwood, Adorno, Benjamin, McCluhan and Fiske
Post-theory : reconstructing film studies by David Bordwell( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bordwell and Carroll pose a simple question. Why not employ many theories tailored to specific goals, rather than searching for a unified theory that will explain all sorts of films, their production, and their reception? The scholars writing here use historical, philosophical, psychological, and feminist methods to tackle such basic issues as: What goes on when viewers perceive a film? How do filmmakers exploit conventions? How do movies create illusions? How does a film arouse emotion? Bordwell and Carroll have given space not only to distinguished film scholars but to non-film specialists as well, ensuring a wide variety of opinions and ideas on virtually every topic on the current agenda of film studies. Full of stimulating essays published here for the first time, Post-Theory promises to redefine the study of cinema
Mystifying movies : fads & fallacies in contemporary film theory by Noël Carroll( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophical problems of classical film theory by Noël Carroll( Book )

11 editions published in 1988 in English and Polish and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theories of art today by Noël Carroll( Book )

14 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is art? The philosophers and historians contributing to this volume address the assertion that the term "art" no longer holds meaning. They explore a variety of issues including: aesthetic and institutional theories of art; feminist perspectives; and the relevance of tribal art
Interpreting the moving image by Noël Carroll( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interpreting the Moving Image is a collection of essays by one of the most astute critics of cinema at work today. This volume provides a close analysis of major films of both the narrative and the avant-garde traditions. Written in accessible and engaging language, it also serves as a guide to such classics as The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and Citizen Kane, as well as the art of cinema in the postmodern era
Theorizing the moving image by Noël Carroll( Book )

26 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosophy of motion pictures by Noël Carroll( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and French and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a new approach, championing the concept of the moving image in a more freestyle manner. Motion pictures are defined in a way that not only embraces the media in which moving images exist, but which also affirms the variety of purposes they may legitimately serve. Topics include film as art, medium specificity, defining the moving image, representation, editing, narrative, emotion, and evaluation
Engaging the moving image by Noël Carroll( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Readers interested in film and philosophy, cognitivism and the moving image, film and the emotions, the history of film theory, the relation of film and television, and film criticism will find this book a useful addition to their library."--Jacket
On criticism by Noël Carroll( Book )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on his knowledge of the worlds of art, criticism, and philosophy, Noël Carroll argues that appraisal and evaluation of art are an indispensable part of the conversation of life
Philosophy of film and motion pictures : an anthology by Noël Carroll( Book )

24 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This authoritative anthology presents key selections from the best contemporary work in philosophy of film and motion pictures. Designed for classroom use, the essays that comprise this volume have been specially chosen for their clarity, precision, philosophical depth, and consonance with current cognitive science and psychology."--Jacket
Beyond aesthetics : philosophical essays by Noël Carroll( Book )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beyond Aesthetics brings together philosophical essays addressing art and related issues by one of the foremost philosophers of art at work today. Countering conventional aesthetic theories - those maintaining that authorial intention, art history, morality, and emotional responses are irrelevant to the experience of art - Noel Carroll argues for a more pluralistic and commonsensical view in which all of these factors can play a legitimate role in our encounter with artworks. Throughout, the book combines philosophical theorizing with illustrative examples including works of high culture and the avant-garde, as well as works of popular culture, jokes, horror novels, and suspense films."--Jacket
Humour : a very short introduction by Noël Carroll( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humour has been discovered in every known human culture and thinkers have discussed it for over two thousand years. Humour can serve many functions; it can be used to relieve stress, to promote goodwill among strangers, to dissipate tension within a fractious group, to display intelligence, and some have even claimed that it improves health and fights sickness. In this Very Short Introduction Noel Carroll examines the leading theories of humour including The Superiority Theory and The Incongruity Theory. He considers the relation of humour to emotion and cognition, and explores the value of humour, specifically in its social functions. He argues that humour, and the comic amusement that follows it, has a crucial role to play in the construction of communities, but he also demonstrates that the social aspect of humour raises questions such as 'When is humour immoral?' and 'Is laughing at immoral humour itself immoral?'. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable. -- Provided by publisher
Comedy incarnate : Buster Keaton, physical humor, and bodily coping by Noël Carroll( Book )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Comedy Incarnate, Noel Carroll surveys the characteristics of Buster Keaton's unique visual style, to reveal the distinctive experience of watching Keaton's films. Bold and provocative thesis written by one of America's foremost film theorists Takes a unique look at the philosophies behind Keaton's style Weighs visual elements over narrative form in the analysis of the Keaton's work Provides a fresh vantage point for analysis of film and comedy itself."--Publisher's website
Art in three dimensions by Noël Carroll( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a collection of essays by one of the most eminent figures in philosophy of art. Carroll argues that philosophers of art need to refocus their attention on the ways in which art enters the life of culture and the lives of individual audience members
Narrative, emotion, and insight by Noël Carroll( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of essays, written for this volume by leaders in the field, that study the emotional and cognitive significance of narrative and its implications for aesthetics and the philosophy of art"--Provided by publisher
Philosophy in the Twilight zone by Editor:No l Carroll( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utilizing a series of essays examining the broad philosophical concepts embedded in Rod Serling's series, The Twilight Zone, Philosophy in The Twilight Zone provides a platform for further philosophical discussion.:.; Features essays by eminent contemporary philosophers concerning the over-arching themes in The Twilight Zone, as well as in-depth discussions of particular episodes.; Fuses popular cult entertainment with classical philosophical perspectives.; Acts as a guide to unearthing larger questions - from human nature to the nature of reality and beyond - posed in the series.; Includes s
Minerva's night out : philosophy, pop culture, and moving pictures by Noël Carroll( Book )

15 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Minerva's Night Out presents series of essays by noted philosopher and motion picture and media theorist Noël Carroll that explore issues at the intersection of philosophy, motion pictures, and popular culture. Presents a wide-ranging series of essays that reflect on philosophical issues relating to modern film and popular culture Authored by one of the best known philosophers dealing with film and popular culture Written in an accessible manner to appeal to students and scholars Coverage ranges from the philosophy of Halloween to Vertigo and the pathologies of romantic love"--
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The philosophy of horror, or, Paradoxes of the heart
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캐럴, 노엘 1947-

キャロル, ノエル

English (296)

Spanish (9)

Polish (4)

French (3)

Korean (2)

Chinese (1)

A philosophy of mass artPost-theory : reconstructing film studiesTheories of art todayInterpreting the moving imageTheorizing the moving imageThe philosophy of motion picturesEngaging the moving imageOn criticism