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Dr. Guan-Soon Khoo

Assistant Professor

Department: English
Office: 118 Miller Hall
540-375-2094

khoo@roanoke.edu

Courses

Degrees

Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University (Mass Communications)

M.S. Lehigh University

B.S. Susquehanna University

Research & Teaching Interests

RESEARCH: The psychological and social effects of media

TEACHING: Quantitative research methods, communication theory, media effects, mass communication, film.

Scholarly Activities

[communications]

Khoo, G. S. (2015, May). Dude, that was deep: Reflection enhances the tragic film experience for hedonists. Paper presented at the Mass Communication Division of the International Communication Association (ICA) at the 65th annual conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Khoo, G. S. (2014, July). The impact of reflection and remoteness of life events on drama’s pleasures. Paper presented at the 14th conference of International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature and Media (IGEL) in Turin, Italy.

Khoo, G. S. (2013, June). The benefits of drama and contemplation: Examining the mediating role of word-use on health. Paper presented at the Information Systems Division of the International Communication Association (ICA) at the 63rd annual conference in London, UK.

Khoo, G. S. (2013, June). Reflection and time heal all wounds? Catharsis through drama for individuals with remote life events. Paper presented at the annual conference of The Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image (SCSMI) in Berlin, Germany.

Khoo, G. S. (2012, July). Exploring catharsis via cinematic human drama. Paper presented at the 13th conference of the International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature and Media (IGEL) in Montréal, Canada.

Oliver, M. B., Woolley, J. K., Limperos, A., Tamul, D. J., Bae, K., & Khoo G. S. (2011, May). Meaningful affective states predict favorable evaluations of meaningful entertainment. Paper presented at the Information Systems Division of the International Communication Association (ICA) at the 61st annual conference in Boston, MA.

[film]

Khoo, G. S. (2011). A novel telling in The Limey: Steven Soderbergh's non-continuity montage in mainstream American cinema. Offscreen.com. Volume 15, Issue 5. Retrieved Sep 22, 2011, from http://www.offscreen.com/index.php/pages/essays/limey_non-continuity_montage/.

Khoo, G. S. (2006). The White Countess: Merchant and Ivory’s final film. Offscreen.com, Volume 10, Issue 8. Retrieved Sep 4, 2009, from http://www.offscreen.com/biblio/phile/essays/white_countess/.

Extracurricular

Ukulele, movie-viewing, listening to The Moth and New Yorker fiction podcasts, photography.

Recent Publications

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Available as a Media resource for the following topics

Media Effects, Media Psychology, Film Drama

Willing to speak to professional, social or civic groups on

Media Effects, Media Psychology, Film Drama

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