University of Amsterdam
Tarja Laine is the author of Traumatic Cinema (2023), 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). In addition, her essays on emotions and sensations in cinema and media have been published in various academic journals. Her research interests include cinematic emotions, film aesthetics and film-phenomenology. She also works as a visual artist, after having graduated from Wackers Academy (Amsterdam) in 2018.