Absorbed Character Engagement: From social cognition responses to the experience with fictional constructions.

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Abstract

Katalin Bálint and Ed Tan offer a phenomenological description of audience’s absorbed encounters with fictional beings. Their qualitative interview study provocatively agitates for increased empirical attention on audiences’ accounts of their relationships with characters, rather than a continued reliance on theorists’ accounts of mechanism-driven forms of “identification.”
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationScreening Characters
Subtitle of host publicationTheories of Character in Film, Television, and Interactive Media
EditorsJohannes Riis, Aaron Taylor
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter12
Pages209-229
ISBN (Electronic)9780429749179
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameAFI Film Readers
PublisherRoutledge

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qualitative interview
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Keywords

  • character engagement
  • social cognition
  • empathy
  • Interviews
  • parasocial relationship

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Balint, K., & Tan, E. (2019). Absorbed Character Engagement: From social cognition responses to the experience with fictional constructions. . In J. Riis, & A. Taylor (Eds.), Screening Characters: Theories of Character in Film, Television, and Interactive Media (pp. 209-229). (AFI Film Readers). Routledge.
Balint, Katalin ; Tan, Ed. / Absorbed Character Engagement : From social cognition responses to the experience with fictional constructions. . Screening Characters: Theories of Character in Film, Television, and Interactive Media. editor / Johannes Riis ; Aaron Taylor. Routledge, 2019. pp. 209-229 (AFI Film Readers).
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Screening Characters: Theories of Character in Film, Television, and Interactive Media. ed. / Johannes Riis; Aaron Taylor. Routledge, 2019. p. 209-229 (AFI Film Readers).

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Balint K, Tan E. Absorbed Character Engagement: From social cognition responses to the experience with fictional constructions. . In Riis J, Taylor A, editors, Screening Characters: Theories of Character in Film, Television, and Interactive Media. Routledge. 2019. p. 209-229. (AFI Film Readers).