Title: A study in cinematic subjectivity: Metaphors of perception in film
Authors: Coëgnarts, Maarten ×
Kravanja, Peter #
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Co.
Series Title: Metaphor and the Social World vol:4 issue:2 pages:149-173
Abstract: This article offers a metaphorical and embodied examination of the representation of perception in narrative cinema. Using insights from Conceptual Metaphor Theory we argue that the perceptual states of characters can be represented cinematically via audio-visual expressions of metaphors related to the physical functioning of human bodies. More specifically, we show how a predominant pair of conceptual mappings, namely the metonymy perceptual organ stands for perception and the metaphor perception is contact between perceiver and perceived, plays a crucial role in the non verbal representation of the characters’ perceptual experience.
ISSN: 2210-4070
VABB publication type: VABB-1
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Literary Theory and Cultural Studies, Leuven
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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