Murray Smith

Murray Smith

Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellow
(University of Kent)
Phone: 609-258-2660
308 Marx Hall

Murray Smith is Professor of Film and co-director of the Aesthetics Research Centre at the University of Kent, and President of the Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image. He has published widely on film, art, and aesthetics. His publications include "Engaging Characters: Fiction, Emotion, and the Cinema" (Oxford); "Trainspotting" (BFI); "Film Theory and Philosophy" (co-edited with Richard Allen) (Oxford); and the recently published "Film, Art, and the Third Culture: A Naturalized Aesthetics of Film" (Oxford). At Princeton he will be working on 'Film and the Aesthetic Dimension,' a project concerned with the types of value - aesthetic, epistemic, moral, political, cultural - embodied by films, and the interrelations among them.