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Conceptual Metaphor Theory vs. cognitive narratology

Michael Sinding explains the theories of Conceptual Metaphor Theory and cognitive narratology and how he understands these together. He writes: “I take the notion of the schema as the main type of conceptual structure that links cognitive research on metaphor … Continue reading

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Narrative identity and politics

Explaining the narrative lens on politics, psychology and identity, Phillip L Hammack writes: “narrative is a powerful rhetorical tool used far beyond the life stories of particular political candidates. Rather, consistent with growing arguments in social, cultural, and developmental psychology…, I … Continue reading

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Slipping backwards and forwards between narrative and metaphor

Introducing The ‘Warring with Words’ Project, Mike Hanne writes the following: “Interlinked though I suggest they are, narrative and metaphor frame our political thinking in somewhat different ways. Narrative is an interpretive device, which directs our attention to events (past, … Continue reading

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play and narrative

Stuart Brown explains: “Play’s process of capturing a pretend narrative and combining it with the reality of one’s experience in a playful setting is, at least in childhood, how we develop our major personal understanding of how the world works. … Continue reading

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