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Metaphor in Theory and Practice [Roger Gilman & Kascha Semonovitch]

UPDATE: This class has moved online and will now take place on Zoom. This has been updated from the print catalog.

All Levels | To craft powerful metaphors, writers need a deep understanding of how metaphors work. In this co-taught course, we’ll discuss metaphor theory. We’ll ask: How does the body give rise to metaphor? Is metaphor conceptual or ornamental? Are there universally understood metaphors? What is metaphor’s ethical potential? The class focuses on reading not workshop. Students will compose metaphors and read two chapters weekly. Featuring essays and poems by Lakoff and Johnson, Kovecses, Auden, Dickinson, Ellis, Gunn, Le Guin, Plath, Phillips, Stevens, Zapruder.

View the class syllabus here.