Visual Metaphor And Embodiment In Graphic Illness Narratives

Author: Elisabeth El Refaie
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190678178
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Metaphors help us understand abstract concepts, emotions, and social relations through the concrete experience of our own bodies. Conceptual Metaphor Theory (CMT), which dominates the field of contemporary metaphor studies, is centered on this claim. According to this theory, correlations in the way the world is perceived in early childhood (e.g., happy/good is up, understanding is seeing) persist in our conceptual system, influencing our thoughts throughout life at a mostly unconscious level. What happens, though, when ordinary embodied experience is disrupted by illness? In this book, Elisabeth El Refaie explores how metaphors change according to our body's alteration due to disease. She analyzes visual metaphor in thirty-five graphic illness narratives (book-length stories about disease in the comics medium), re-examining embodiment in traditional CMT and proposing the notion of "dynamic embodiment." Building on recent strands of research within CMT and engaging relevant concepts from phenomenology, psychology, semiotics, and media studies, El Refaie demonstrates how the experience of our own bodies is constantly adjusting to changes in our individual states of health, socio-cultural practices, and the modes and media by which we communicate. This fundamentally interdisciplinary work also proposes a novel classification system of visual metaphor, based on a three-way distinction between pictorial, spatial, and stylistic metaphors. This approach will enable readers to advance knowledge and understanding of phenomena involved in shaping our everyday thoughts, interactions, and behavior.

Graphic Embodiments

Author: Lisa DeTora
Editor: Leuven University Press
ISBN: 9462702675
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Comics and other graphic narratives powerfully represent embodied experiences that are difficult to express in language. A group of authors from various countries and disciplines explore the unique capacity of graphic narratives to represent human embodiment as well as the relation of human bodies to the worlds they inhabit. Using works from illustrated scientific texts to contemporary comics across national traditions, we discover how the graphic narrative can shed new light on everyday experiences. Essays examine topics that are easily recognized as anchored in the body as well as experiences like migration and concepts like environmental degradation and compassion that emanate from or impact on our embodied states. Graphic Embodiments is of interest to scholars and students across various interdisciplinary fields including comics studies, gender and sexuality studies, visual and cultural studies, disability studies and health and medical humanities.

The Routledge Handbook Of Language Gender And Sexuality

Author: Jo Angouri
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1315514834
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The Routledge Handbook of Language, Gender, and Sexuality provides an accessible and authoritative overview of this dynamic and growing area of research. Covering cutting-edge debates in eight parts, it is designed as a series of mini edited collections, enabling the reader, and particularly the novice reader, to discover new ways of approaching language, gender, and sexuality. With a distinctive focus both on methodologies and theoretical frameworks, the Handbook includes 40 state-of-the art chapters from international authorities. Each chapter provides a concise and critical discussion of a methodological approach, an empirical study to model the approach, a discussion of real-world applications, and further reading. Each section also contains a chapter by leading scholars in that area, positioning, through their own work and chapters in their part, current state-of-the-art and future directions. This volume is key reading for all engaged in the study and research of language, gender, and sexuality within English language, sociolinguistics, discourse studies, applied linguistics, and gender studies.

Handbuch Sprache Im Multimodalen Kontext

Author: Nina-Maria Klug
Editor: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110295740
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Das Handbuch behandelt Verwendungsweisen von Sprache in multisemiotischen Textumgebungen. Wenn Sprachliches mit Bild, Ton oder Typographie interagiert, entstehen inhaltliche, formale und funktionale Verknupfungsmuster. Der Band umreisst die Paradigmen einer multimodalen Beforschung von Sprache, systematisiert die Methoden der Analyse semiotisch komplexer Texte und gibt Einblicke in die Funktionsweise ausgewahlter multimodaler Textsorten."

Sociological Abstracts

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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Krankheit Als Metapher

Author: Susan Sontag
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Abstracts Of The Annual Meeting

Author: American Anthropological Association
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Linguistics And Language Behavior Abstracts

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Australian Journal Of French Studies

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The Cyberspace Lexicon

Author: Bob Cotton
Editor: Phaidon Press
ISBN: 9780714832678
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Defines terms related to computers, hypermedia, desktop publishing, and videogames