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Dr. T.K. (Tarja) Laine

Faculty of Humanities
Capaciteitsgroep Media & Cultuur
Photographer: Eduard Lampe

Visiting address
  • Turfdraagsterpad 9
Postal address
  • Postbus 94550
    1090 GN Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile

    Biography

    Dr. Tarja Laine (Finland, 1971), Assistant Professor in Film Studies, is the author of Emotional Ethics of The Hunger Games (2021),  Bodies in Pain: Emotion and the Cinema of Darren Aronofsky (2015),  Feeling Cinema: Emotional Dynamics in Film Studies (2011) and Shame and Desire: Emotion, Intersubjectivity, Cinema (2007). Her essays on emotions and sensations in cinema and media have been published in journals such as Film-Philosophy, Midwest Studies in Philosophy, Media, Culture & Society, Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture, Studies in European Cinema, New Review of Film and Television Studies, PostScript and Film and Philosophy . Her research interests include cinematic emotions, film aesthetics and film-phenomenology.

    Selected Publications

    Books

    Emotional Ethics of The Hunger Games. New York: Palgrave Macmillan

    Bodies in Pain: Emotion and the Cinema of Darren Aronofsky. New York: Berghahn Books, 2015. 

    Feeling Cinema: Emotional Dynamics in Film Studies. New York: Continuum, 2011. 

    Shame and Desire: Emotion, Intersubjectivity, Cinema. Brussels: P.I.E. Peter Lang, 2007.

    Contributions to books  

    “Not Quite Romantic Comedy.” In Gender: Laughter, edited by Bettina Papenburg, 55-69. Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks, Farmington Hills: Macmillan Reference.

    "Religion as Environmental Ethics: Darren Aronofsky’s Noah." In Close Encounters between Bible and Film: An Interdisciplinary Engagement, edited by Laura Copier and Caroline Vander Stichele, 173-183. Atlanta: SBL Press, 2016.

    "Mea Maxima Vulva: Appreciation and aesthetics of chance in Nymphomaniac." In Lars von Trier's Women, edited by Rex Butler and David Denny, 233-246. New York: Bloomsbury, 2016.

    "Negative Feelings as Emotional Enhancement in Cinema: The Case of Ulrich Seidl's Paradise Trilogy." In The Palgrave Handbook of Posthumanism in Film and Television, edited by Michael Hauskeller, Thomas D. Philbeck and Curtis D. Carbonell, 246-258. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

    "Dangerous Liaisons and Counterfeit Affections: Cinema as Seduction." In Acting and Performance in Moving Image Culture: Bodies, Screens, Renderings, edited by Jörg Sternagel, Deborah Levitt and Dieter Mersch, 248-258. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2012.

    "Hidden Shame Exposed: Hidden and the Spectator. In The Cinema of Michael Haneke, edited by Ben McCann and David Sorfa, 247-255. London: Wallflower Press, 2012.

    "Haneke's 'Funny' Games with the Audience (Revisited)." In On Michael Haneke, edited by Brian Price and John David Rhodes, 51-62. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2010.

    "Failed Tragedy and Traumatic Love in Ingmar Bergman's Shame ." In Mind the Screen: Media Concepts According to Thomas Elsaesser, edited by Jaap Kooijman, Patricia Pisters and Wanda Strauven, 60-70. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2008.

    "Family Matters in Eat Drink Man Woman: Food Envy, Family Longing, or Intercultural Knowledge through the Senses?" In Shooting the Family: Transnational Media and Intercultural Values, edited by Patricia Pisters and Wim Staat, 103-114. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2005.

    International refereed journals   

    “Darren Aronofsky.” Oxford Bibliographies in Cinema and Media Studies. Ed. Krin Gabbard. New York: Oxford University Press, 25 October 2018. 

    http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/abstract/document/obo-9780199791286/obo-9780199791286-0305.xml

    “Moves And Countermoves: Visual Technologies of Fear and Counter-Technologies of Hope in The Hunger Games Quadrilogy.” Cinephile 12:1.

    http://cinephile.ca/wp-content/uploads/Cinephile-12.1.pdf

    "Art as a Guaranty for Sanity: The Skin I Live In." Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media 7 (Summer 2014).

    http://www.alphavillejournal.com/Issue7/HTML/ArticleLaine.html

    "Imprisoned in Disgust: Roman Polanski's Repulsion ." Film-Philosophy 2 (2011): 35-50.

    http://www.film-philosophy.com/index.php/f-p/article/view/275

    "Entangled Life: The Double Life of Véronique ." Film and Philosophy 15 (2011): 127-136.

    http://www.lhup.edu/dshaw/images/veron%202.pdf 

    "SMS Scandals: Sex, Media and Politics in Finland." Media, Culture & Society 1 (2010): 151-160.

    "'It's the Sense of Touch.' Skin in the Making of Cinematic Consciousness." Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture 1(2007): 35-48.

    "Lars von Trier, Dogville, and the Hodological Space of Cinema." Studies in European Cinema 2 (2006): 129-141.

    International non-refereed journals  

    " The Diving Bell and the Butterfly as an Emotional Event." Midwest Studies in Philosophy 1 (2010): 295-305.

    "Affective Telepathy, or the Intuition of the Heart: Persona with Mulholland Drive ." New Review of Film and Television Studies 3 (2009): 325-338.

    "The Synaesthetic Turn" (with Wanda Strauven). New Review of Film and Television Studies 3 (2009): 249-255.

    "Love is a Dangerous Game: Power and the Rules of Intimacy in Michael Winterbottom's Code 46 ." Cinemascope 6 (2006).

     http://www.cinemascope.it.

    "Cinema as Second Skin: Under the Membrane of Horror Film." New Review of Film and Television Studies 2 (2006): 93-106.

    "Eija-Liisa Ahtila's Affective Images in House ." Mediascape 2 (2006).

    http://www.tft.ucla.edu/mediascape/Spring06_Eija-LiisaAhtila.html

    "Shame on Us: Shame, National Identity and the Finnish Doping Scandal." The International Journal of the History of Sport 1 (2006): 67-81.

    " American Psycho : A Double Portrait of Serial Yuppie Patrick Bateman" (with Jaap Kooijman). PostScript 3 (2003): 46-56.

    "Jim Carrey: The King of Embarrassment." CineAction 55 (2001): 50-56.

    "Empathy, Sympathy and the Philosophy of Horror in Kubrick's The Shining ." Film and Philosophy (2001): 72-88.

    Popular scientific journals

    "The Bear Necessities: Steam of Life." In Media Res (2013).

     http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/imr/2013/01/30/bear-necessities-steam-life

  • Publications

    2021

    • Laine, T. K. (2021). Emotional Ethics of The Hunger Games. (Palgrave Film Studies and Philosophy). Palgrave Macmillan.

    2020

    • Laine, T. (2020). Scorched: Landscape, Trauma, and Embodied Experience in Incendies. In H. B. Pettey (Ed.), Mind Reeling: Psychopathology in Film (pp. 173-189). (The SUNY series, Horizons of Cinema). SUNY Press. [details]
    • Laine, T. K. (2020). Anger, Grief, and Dark Humour: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri as an ‘Emotional Hybrid’. Crisis and Critique, 7(2), 208-227. http://crisiscritique.org/2020/july/laine.pdf

    2019

    2018

    2017

    • Laine, T. (2017). Not Quite Romantic Comedy. In B. Papenburg (Ed.), Gender: Laughter (pp. 55-69). (Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks). Farmington Hill, Mich.: Macmillan Reference USA. [details]

    2016

    • Laine, T. (2016). Mea maxima vulva: Appreciation and aesthetics of chance in Nymphomaniac. In R. Butler, & D. L. Denny (Eds.), Lars von Trier's Women (pp. 233-246). New York: Bloomsbury Academic. [details]
    • Laine, T. (2016). Religion as Environmental Ethics: Darren Aronofsky’s Noah. In L. Copier, & C. Vander Stichele (Eds.), Close Encounters between Bible and Film: An Interdisciplinary Engagement (pp. 173-183). (Semeia studies; Vol. 87). Atlanta: SBL Press. [details]

    2015

    2014

    • Laine, T. (2014). Art as a Guaranty of Sanity: The Skin I Live In. Alphaville, 7, [2]. [details]

    2013

    2011

    • Laine, T. (2011). Entangled life: The double life of Veronique. Film and Philosophy, 15, 127-138. [details]
    • Laine, T. (2011). Imprisoned in disgust: Roman Polanski's Repulsion. Film-Philosophy, 15(2), 36-50. [details]

    2010

    • Laine, T. (2010). Haneke's 'Funny' Games with the audience (revisited). In B. Price, & J. D. Rhodes (Eds.), On Michael Haneke (pp. 50-60). (Contemporary approaches to film and television series). Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press. [details]
    • Laine, T. (2010). SMS scandals: sex, media and politics in Finland. Media, Culture & Society, 32(1), 151-160. https://doi.org/10.1177/0163443709350379 [details]

    2009

    2008

    • Laine, T. (2008). Failed tragedy and traumatic love in Ingmar Bergman's 'Shame'. In J. Kooijman, P. Pisters, & W. Strauven (Eds.), Mind the screen: media concepts according to Thomas Elsaesser (pp. 60-70). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [details]

    2007

    • Laine, T. (2007). It's the sense of touch: skin in the making of cinematic consciousness. Discourse : Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture, 29(1), 35-48. https://doi.org/10.1353/dis.0.0022 [details]
    • Laine, T. K., & Kooijman, J. W. (2007). American Psycho Analysis : A Double Portrait of Serial Yuppie Patrick Bateman. Contemporary Literary Criticism, 229. [details]

    2006

    • Laine, T. K. (2006). Cinema as Second Skin: Under the Membrane of Horror Film. New Review of Film and Television Studies, 4(2).
    • Laine, T. K. (2006). Eija-Liisa Ahtila's Affective Images in The House. Mediascape, 1(2).
    • Laine, T. K. (2006). Lars von Trier, Dogville, and the Hodological Space of Cinema. Studies in European Cinema, 3(2).
    • Laine, T. K. (2006). Love is a Dangerous Game: Power and the Rules of Intimacy in Michael Winterbottom's Code 46. Cinemascope, 2(6).
    • Laine, T. K. (2006). Shame on Us: Shame, National Identity and the Finnish Doping Scandal. The International Journal of the History of Sport, 23(1).

    2015

    • Laine, T. (2015). Negative Feelings as Emotional Enhancement in Cinema: The Case of Ulrich Seidl's Paradise Trilogy. In M. Hauskeller, T. D. Philbeck, C. D. Carbonell, & CD. Carbonell (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Posthumanism in Film and Television (pp. 246-256). Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [details]

    2012

    • Laine, T. (2012). Dangerous liaisons and counterfeit affections: cinema as seduction. In J. Sternagel, D. Levitt, & D. Mersch (Eds.), Acting and performance in moving image culture: bodies, screens, renderings (pp. 247-258). (Metabasis: Transkriptionen zwischen Literaturen, Künsten und Medien; No. 7). Bielefeld: Transcript. [details]

    2011

    • Laine, T. (2011). Feeling cinema: emotional dynamics in film studies. New York: Continuum. [details]
    • Laine, T. (2011). Hidden Shame Exposed: Hidden and the Spectator. In B. McCann, & D. Sorfa (Eds.), The cinema of Michael Haneke: Europe Utopia (pp. 247-257). London: Wallflower Press. [details]

    2010

    2007

    • Laine, T. K. (2007). ''Man bites Dog'' and 'the Vanishing ''. In S. J. Schneider (Ed.), 100 European Horror Films Londen: BFI.
    • Laine, T. K. (2007). Shame and Desire : Emotion, Intersubjectivity, Cinema. (Repenser le cinéma / Rethinking Cinema; No. 3). Brussel: Peter Lang Publishing Group.

    2013

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