On Wednesday, March 19, 2014, Noel Murray, film critic and staff writer for The Dissolve, presented "Shock vs. Terror: What Makes a Movie Scary" as part of the Department of English and World Languages' Reading Series, coordinated by Dr. Emily Hoffman. Mr. Murray has written about film, television, music, and comics for a number of print and online publications, includingthe A.V. Club, Nashville Scene, The Hollywood Reporter, Performing Songwriter, The Los Angeles Times,andGrantland. His essay "M.A.S.H.: Socially Relevant Comedy" is collected in How to Watch Television.