Units of Study

ENGL3612 - Metaphor and Meaning

Semester 2, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Nick Riemer

Description

Metaphors challenge received understandings of the nature of linguistic communication since they constitute a systematic case in which expressions are not used in accordance with their meanings. This unit adopts a variety of theoretical perspectives to explore the issue of metaphor within an articulated semiotics of language. Topics discussed include the nature of metaphorical meaning, the literal/metaphorical division, metaphor and language-use, cognitive aspects of metaphor, and the origins of metaphor as a category of European metalinguistic discourse.

Assessments

1x2000wd essay (40%), 1x4000wd essay (60%)

Textbooks

Course reader available from the University Copy Centre

Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week

Prerequisites

18 senior credit points from English or Australian Literature

 Tuesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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 Thursday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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