1st Edition

Beyond Cognitive Metaphor Theory
Perspectives on Literary Metaphor

Edited By

Monika Fludernik

ISBN 9780415854122
Published March 3, 2014 by Routledge
312 Pages

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Book Description

In this innovative collection, an international group of scholars come together to discuss literary metaphors and cognitive metaphor theory. The volume's goals are three-fold. The first aim of the book is to present some recent approaches to metaphor which have no immediate connection with cognitive metaphor theory and have developed independently of it. While the cognitive approach has become the leading paradigm in the English speaking world, elsewhere (in Europe) rhetorical, semantic, and logical models have remained in use and continue to be elaborated. These models have so far had little international exposure. Their inclusion in this study is meant to provide a balance to the cognitive paradigm and to open up a possible discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of cognitive metaphor theory for the analysis of literary texts. The second aim of the collection is to illustrate a range of successful applications of the new cognitive models to literary texts. And, the third aim of the study is to provide an assessment of cognitive metaphor theory from a literary point of view.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Rise of Cognitive Metaphor Theory and Its Literary Repercussions  Monika Fludernik  I. Indigenous Non-Cognitive Approaches to Metaphor  1. Systematizing Verbal Imagery: On a Sonnet by Du Bellay  Hans Georg Coenen  2. Catachresis – A Metaphor or a Figure in Its Own Right?  Elżbieta Chrzanowska-Kluczewska  3. Reaching Beyond Silence: Metaphors of Ineffability in English Poetry – Donne, Wordsworth, Keats, Eliot  Ina Habermann  4. Literary Criticism Writes Back to Metaphor Theory: Exploring the Relation Between Extended Metaphor and Narrative in Literature  Bo Pettersson  5. Devouring the Children of the Revolution? Literary Metaphor Between Cognition and Narration  Benjamin Biebuyck & Gunther Martens  6. Metaphors in Context: The Communicative Structure of Figurative Language  Tamar Yacobi  II. Cognitive Metaphor Theory and Literary Analysis  7. The Role of Metaphor in Poetic Iconicity  Margaret Freeman  8. Metaphor Sets in "The Turn of the Screw" — What Conceptual Metaphors Reveal About Narrative Function  Michael Kimmel  9. Conceptual Metaphor and Communication  John Douthwaite  10. The Cognitive Poetics of Metaphor in Robert Musil’s Novella "Die Portugiesin"   Ralph Müller  11. Metaphor, Cohesion, and Narrative Causality  Yanna Popova  12. Text and Interpretation, Interpretation and Text: Blending Cognitive and Empirical Stylistics in a Selected Corpus of Paul Auster’s Novels  Beatrix Busse  III. Moving into Genre, Ideology, and Film  13. Genre Metaphors in Storyworlds: Lucian’s and Swift’s Menippean Satires  Michael Sinding  14. Conventional Metaphor and the Latent Ideology of Racism  Andrew Goatly  15. Prison Metaphors: Sources, Targets and Blends  Monika Fludernik  16. The JOURNEY Metaphor and the Source-Path-Goal Schema in Agnès Varda’s Autobiographical Gleaning Documentaries Charles Forceville

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Monika Fludernik is Professor of English at the University of Freiburg, Germany.