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Title: Embodied visual meaning: Image schemas in film
Authors: Coëgnarts, Maarten
Kravanja, Peter # ×
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Berghahn Books Inc.
Series Title: Projections (New York): the journal for movies and mind vol:6 issue:2 pages:84-101
Abstract: This article examines embodied visual meaning in film, the ways that film makes use of recurring dynamic patterns of our shared bodily interactions with the world (image schemas) to communicate abstract meaning to the viewer. Following the lead of recent discoveries in the field of neuroscience, the article argues that this metaphorical transference of abstract thought by means of image schemas is possible via the activation of embodied mirroring mechanisms in the observer. This empathetic and physical encounter of the viewer with the representational content and form of the work is crucial to the understanding of abstract conceptual thought in film.
ISSN: 1934-9688
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Non-KU Leuven Association publications
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