Category Archives: Metaphor and other tropes (Abstracts)

“Embodied identity in werewolf films of the 1980s” for special issue ”The Moving Image and the Embodied Mind” of Image [&] Narrative 15 (1). Guest editors: Maarten Coëgnarts & Peter Kravanja).

The following is a post-print version of a paper that will be published in the online journal Image [&] Narrative. If you want to quote from it verbatim, please check the published version. The bibliographic details hitherto known are as … Continue reading

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“The GOOD IS LIGHT and BAD IS DARKNESS metaphors in feature films.” Metaphor and the Social World 3(2) (guest editors: Laura Hidalgo & Blanca Kraljevic).

The following is a distributed version of a paper that will be published in Metaphor and the Social World. If you want to quote from it verbatim, please check the published version. Here are the publication details as they are … Continue reading

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“The strategic use of the visual mode in advertising metaphors.” In: Emilia Djonov and Sumin Zhao (eds), Critical Multimodal Studies of Popular Culture (55-70). NewYork: Routledge.

The following is a pre-print version of a chapter published in 2013. If you want to quote verbatim from it, please check the published version. The publication details are: Forceville, Charles (2013). “The strategic use of the visual mode in … Continue reading

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Relevance Theory as model for analyzing visual and multimodal communication

The following is a chapter that has been submitted for publication in David Machin (ed.), Visual Communication. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. Please quote it accordingly. ChF (c.j.forceville@uva.nl) download paper.

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Creative metaphors, metonyms, blends? Music & sound in documentary film.

Charles Forceville, “Creative metaphors, metonyms, blends? Music & sound in documentary film.” In: RaAM theme panel “Metaphor and Metonymy in Creative Thought and Expression Across Genres” (Org. Susan Ryland & Helen Thomas, U. of Lancaster, UK, 4-7/7/12). RaAM 2012 Presentation creative audiovisuals in … Continue reading

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Forceville, Charles. Metaphor and symbol: FINDING ONE’S IDENTITY IS GOING HOME in animation film

The following is a pre-review draft of a book chapter, which will be revised on the basis of peer reviews. If you want to refer to it, please do so as follows: Forceville, Charles (in prep.). “Metaphor and symbol: FINDING … Continue reading

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ACHIEVING A GOAL IS MAKING A JOURNEY: the Source-Path-Goal schema in videogames.

Abstract. Roelf Kromhout (kromhout@gmail.com) A persistent issue in video game research is the debate between “ludologists” and “narratologists.” Frasca (2003) rightly argued that many of the disagreements and indeed the actual existence of the debate are a result of a … Continue reading

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