Research and Development

Interactive Narrative and Affect


Reading with Feeling: The Aesthetics of Appreciation by Susan L. Feagin, Fiction and the Emotions by Alex Neill, Feeling for the Fictitious by William Charlton, Genuine Rational Fictional Emotions by Tamar S. Gendler and Karson Kovakovich, Deeper than Reason: Emotion and Its Role in Literature, Music, and Art by Jenefer Robinson, Paradoxes of Emotion and Fiction by Robert J. Yanal, Emotion and Narrative Fiction: Interactive Influences Before, During, and after Reading by Raymond A. Mar, Keith Oatley, Maja Djikic and Justin Mullin, The Expression of Feeling in Imagination by Richard Moran, Making Sense of Entertainment: On the Interplay of Emotion and Cognition in Entertainment Experience by Anne Bartsch and Mary Beth Oliver and Understanding Emotions in Drama, a Step towards Interactive Narrative by Sandy Louchart, Ruth Aylett, Sibylle Enz and Joao Dias.


Empathic Engagement with Narrative Fictions by Amy Coplan, How Does Fiction Reading Influence Empathy? An Experimental Investigation on the Role of Emotional Transportation by P. Matthijs Bal and Martijn Veltkamp, How Automatically Do Readers Infer Fictional Characters' Emotional States? by Morton A. Gernsbacher, Brenda M. Hallada and Rachel R. W. Robertson, Inferring Characters' Emotional States: Can Readers Infer Specific Emotions? by Pascal Gygax, Alan Garnham and Jane Oakhill and In Sympathy with Narrative Characters by Alessandro Giovannelli.

Interactive Narrative

Towards Socio-emotionally Rich Interactive Narratives by Jarmo Laaksolahti, The Creation of Emotion in Games: A Look at the Development of Player Emotional Responses in a Global Environment Using the Six 'Primal' Emotions by Michelle K. Menard, Learning to Influence Emotional Responses for Interactive Storytelling by David L. Roberts, Harikrishna Narayanan and Charles L. Isbell, Emotion-driven Interactive Storytelling by Huiwen Zhao and Emotional Response to Stories in Interactive Narrative by Iuliia Khrypko.

Digital Characters

Lessons from Emotion Psychology for the Design of Lifelike Characters by Jonathan Gratch and Stacy Marsella, Integrating Models of Personality and Emotions into Lifelike Characters by Elisabeth André, Martin Klesen, Patrick Gebhard, Steve Allen and Thomas Rist, Feeling and Thinking: The Influence of Affect on Social Cognition and Behavior by Joseph P. Forgas, Affective Computing with Primary and Secondary Emotions in a Virtual Human by Christian Becker-Asano and Ipke Wachsmuth, Simulation of the Dynamics of Nonplayer Characters' Emotions and Social Relations in Games by Magalie Ochs, Nicolas Sabouret and Vincent Corruble, Analyzing the Social Dynamics of Non-player Characters by Magnus Johansson, Björn Strååt, Henrik Warpefelt and Harko Verhagen, Simulating the Emotion Dynamics of a Multimodal Conversational Agent by Christian Becker, Stefan Kopp and Ipke Wachsmuth, Affective Dialogue Systems edited by Elisabeth André, Laila Dybkjær, Wolfgang Minker and Paul Heisterkamp, Affective Natural Language Generation by Fiorella de Rosis and Floriana Grasso, Interaction Strategies for an Affective Conversational Agent by Cameron Smith, Nigel Crook, Johan Boye, Daniel Charlton, Simon Dobnik, David Pizzi, Marc Cavazza, Stephen Pulman, Raul Santos de la Camara and Markku Turunen, Expressive Animated Agents for Affective Dialogue Systems by Jonas Beskow, Loredana Cerrato, Björn Granström, David House, Mikael Nordenberg, Magnus Nordstrand and Gunilla Svanfeldt, Achieving Empathic Engagement through Affective Interaction with Synthetic Characters by Lynne Hall, Sarah Woods, Ruth Aylett, Lynne Newall and Ana Paiva, Toward a Computational Model of Affective Responses to Stories for Augmenting Narrative Generation by Brian O’Neill, Affect Detection and an Automated Improvisational AI Actor in E-drama by Li Zhang, Marco Gillies, John A. Barnden, Robert J. Hendley, Mark G. Lee and Alan M. Wallington, The Effect of a Protagonist's Emotional Shift on Situation Model Construction by Hidetsugu Komeda and Takashi Kusumi, Unscripted Narrative for Affectively Driven Characters by Ruth Aylett, Sandy Louchart, Joao Dias, Ana Paiva, Marco Vala, Sarah Woods and Lynne Hall and Emotional Characters for Automatic Plot Creation by Mariët Theune, Sander Rensen, Rieks op den Akker, Dirk Heylen and Anton Nijholt.