Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture

Emotions Conference 2016 (19 of 20) | Jim Grimsley | Emotion as Danger: Trigger Warnings and Dangerous Prose

Episode Summary

Emotions Conference 2016 (19 of 20) | Jim Grimsley | Emotion as Danger: Trigger Warnings and Dangerous Prose

Episode Notes

The phenomenon of trigger warnings, intended to help guide students in dealing with the emotions raised by difficult or provocative works of art, indicates the ability of artistic works to raise powerful and even cathartic feelings in members of the audience. The author will discuss the use and abuse of these warnings in relation to works of fiction. (February 12, 2016)