Metaphor in Theory and Practice [Kascha Semonovitch and Roger Gilman]
Introductory / Intermediate | To craft powerful metaphors, writers need a deep understanding of how metaphors work. In this co-taught course, we’ll discuss metaphor theory, asking questions like: How do readers experience metaphor? Is metaphor conceptual or ornamental? What is metaphor’s ethical potential? The class focuses on reading and generating work rather than workshop. Students will write metaphors in prose or poetry and read around two chapters per week. Featuring Auden, Black, Dickinson, Donne, Gunn, Ellis, Lackoff & Johnson, Le Guin, Kovecses, Plath, Rich, Ricouer, and Stevens.