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Published: 10 January 2019

240 Pages | 36

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ISBN: 9780190678173


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Visual Metaphor and Embodiment in Graphic Illness Narratives

Elisabeth El Refaie

  • Challenges established notions of physical experience by developing a new conceptualization of embodiment as something that constantly shifts in response to physical or mental illness
  • Proposes a novel classification system of visual metaphor based on a three-way distinction between pictorial, spatial, and stylistic metaphors
  • Raises awareness of the powerful role of metaphors in shaping attitudes and sometimes even health outcomes
  • Expands one's means of conveying the experience of illness and provides the first comprehensive account of metaphor in the emergent graphic illness narrative genre
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