A collection of newly composed essays, some with a historical focus and some with a contemporary focus, which addresses the problem of explaining the appeal of artworks whose appreciation entails negative or difficult emotions on the appreciator's part - what has traditionally been known as "the paradox of tragedy".
About the author
David Davies, McGill University, Canada Pierre Destrée University Catholique de Louvain, Belgium Raf DeClercq, Lingnan University, Hong Kong Iskra Fileva, University of North Carolina, USA Jonathan Gilmore, Columbia University, USA Carolyn Korsmeyer, University of Buffalo, USA Derek Matravers, The Open University, UK Anna Christina Ribeiro, Texas Tech University, USA Sandra Shapshay, Indiana University, USA Aaron Smuts, Rhode Island College, USA Carole Talon-Hugon, University of Nice, France Cain Todd, University of Lancaster, UK Christopher Williams, University of Nevada, Reno, USA
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