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

Dear SCSMI-colleagues,

I’m happy to announce the recent publication of the book

“Embodied Metaphors in Film, Television, and Video Games: Cognitive Approaches”, edited by Kathrin Fahlenbrach, London/New York: Routledge.

Link: https://www.routledge.com/products/9781138850835

The book documents the increasing research on gestalt based, embodied metaphors in cognitive film and media studies during the last years – especially by scholars of SCSMI. The works collected here prove that cognitive metaphor research applied to film-, and media studies offers a rich spectrum of fine-grained instruments to examine embodied meanings in audiovisual media. As it is equally demonstrated, cognitive metaphor research deals with a core domain of popular moving images: to affect people with dense compositions of visions, sounds, and movements in a manner that is both bodily and cognitively appealing.

It would be wonderful if the volume could inspire still more research on cognition, embodiment and metaphors in moving images!

Kind regards,

Kathrin Fahlenbrach


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