SG lecture: binge-watching and moral awareness, on Monday 7 October

Studium Generale organizes a lecture on binge-watching and its effects on your moral awareness on Monday 7 October. Merel van Ommen, academic lecturer in communication science at Radboud University will argue in this lecture that maybe binge-watching isn’t that bad after all.

The lecture takes place at the Auditorium, Minderbroedersberg 4-6 at 20.00. Entrance is free.

Popular drama series, such as The Sopranos, House of Cards or Breaking Bad, increasingly revolve around ‘moral misfits’, such as criminals, fraudsters, addicts or cheats. Whereas classic TV shows made clear-cut distinctions between ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, nowadays many popular series lack this moral certainty and explicitly discuss characters’ controversial moral deliberations.

Morally complex series are like ‘laboratories’ that can stimulate moral reflection, empathy and self-understanding. But does that apply to all viewers? For example, do prisoners give a morally different interpretation of The Sopranos than police officers? And do first-year medical students judge the behaviour of dr. House (House M.D.) differently than experienced medical specialists? Questions such as these will be touched upon during the lecture.

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