1st Edition

Embodied Metaphors in Film, Television, and Video Games Cognitive Approaches

Edited By Kathrin Fahlenbrach Copyright 2016
    314 Pages 28 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    314 Pages
    by Routledge

    In cognitive research, metaphors have been shown to help us imagine complex, abstract, or invisible ideas, concepts, or emotions. Contributors to this book argue that metaphors occur not only in language, but in audio visual media well. This is all the more evident in entertainment media, which strategically "sell" their products by addressing their viewers’ immediate, reflexive understanding through pictures, sounds, and language. This volume applies cognitive metaphor theory (CMT) to film, television, and video games in order to analyze the embodied aesthetics and meanings of those moving images.

    Introduction: Embodied Metaphors in Moving Images Kathrin Fahlenbrach  Part I: Metaphors and Narrative Meanings in Moving Images  1. Visual and Multimodal Metaphor in Film: Charting the Field Charles Forceville  2. Audiovisual Metaphors as Embodied Narratives in Moving Images Kathrin Fahlenbrach  3. Metaphor in Cinematic Simulation, or Why Wim Wenders’ Angels Live in a Colorless World Patrick Colm Hogan  4. Stormy Weather: An Intercultural Approach to the Water Metaphor in Cinema Eduardo Urios-Aparisi  5. Coincidence and Causality: Image-Schematic Plotting Principles in Serial Television Drama Sebastian Armbrust  Part II: Metaphors of Perception and the Senses in Moving Images  6. Film, Metaphor, and Qualia Salience Torben Grodal  7. Problems of Metaphor, Film, and Perception Birger Langkjær  8. The Eyes for Mind in Cinema: A Metaphorical Study of the Viewer's Experience Maarten Coëgnarts and Peter Kravanja  9. Metaphors and Embodied Meaning in Film Music: The Case of Leitmotifs Henning Albrecht and Clemens Wöllner  10. Metaphor without an Answer: Cross-Modal Experience and Embodied Meaning in the Cinema Joseph G. Kickasola  Part III: Metaphors of Emotion, Expression, and Mind in Moving Images  11. Audiovisual Metaphors: Embodied Meaning and Processes of Fictionalization Hermann Kappelhoff and Sarah Greifenstein  12. Embodied Emotion Metaphors in Moving Images Anne Bartsch  13. Metaphors of the Mind in Film: A Cognitive-Cultural Perspective Maike Sarah Reinerth  14. Identity as a Walking Experience: Multisensory and Experiential Metaphor in Film Luis Rocha Antunes  Part IV: Interactive Metaphors in Video Games  15. Embodied Avatars in Video Games: Audiovisual Metaphors in the Interactive Design of Player-Characters Kathrin Fahlenbrach and Felix Schröter  16. What is a Metaphoric Artgame? A Critical Analysis of Metaphor in the Art Game Discourse and in Artgames Sebastian Möring  Conclusion Kathrin Fahlenbrach


    Kathrin Fahlenbrach is Professor of Film and Media Studies at the University of Hamburg, Germany

    'This book consolidates a promising line of research into the means by which metaphors in film and other media relate to embodiment, affect, and meaning. As such, it is an original and much-needed contribution.' - Carl Plantinga, Calvin College, USA