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Visual Metaphor and Embodiment in Graphic Illness Narratives

Author: Elisabeth El Refaie
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2019.
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Conceptual Metaphor Theory (CMT) claims that humans use their own bodies as a source of creativity for metaphors. Elisabeth El Refaie explores how metaphors change according to our body's alteration through diseases like cancer. Using an analysis of visual metaphor in thirty-five graphic illness narratives, she re-examines embodiment in traditional Conceptual Metaphor Theory (CMT) and proposes the notion of "dynamic  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Visual Metaphor and Embodiment in Graphic Illness Narratives / Elisabeth El Refaie
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019
978-0-19-067820-3
(ABES)234995009
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elisabeth El Refaie
ISBN: 9780190678173 0190678178
OCLC Number: 1136150262
Description: 1 volume (216 p.) ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Elisabeth El Refaie.

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Conceptual Metaphor Theory (CMT) claims that humans use their own bodies as a source of creativity for metaphors. Elisabeth El Refaie explores how metaphors change according to our body's alteration through diseases like cancer. Using an analysis of visual metaphor in thirty-five graphic illness narratives, she re-examines embodiment in traditional Conceptual Metaphor Theory (CMT) and proposes the notion of "dynamic embodiment."

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