Summary Book Review Embodied Metaphors in Film, Television, and Video Games by Kathrin Fahlenbrach:
Download or read book Embodied Metaphors in Film, Television, and Video Games written by Kathrin Fahlenbrach and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-10-05 with total page 214 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In cognitive research, metaphors have been shown to help us imagine complex, abstract, or invisible ideas, concepts, or emotions. Contributors to this book argue that metaphors occur not only in language, but in audio visual media well. This is all the more evident in entertainment media, which strategically "sell" their products by addressing their viewers’ immediate, reflexive understanding through pictures, sounds, and language. This volume applies cognitive metaphor theory (CMT) to film, television, and video games in order to analyze the embodied aesthetics and meanings of those moving images.
Summary Book Review Metaphor, Nation and Discourse by Ljiljana Šarić:
Download or read book Metaphor, Nation and Discourse written by Ljiljana Šarić and published by John Benjamins Publishing Company. This book was released on 2019-05-20 with total page 356 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This edited volume examines how metaphors and related phenomena (metonymies, symbols, cultural models, stereotypes) lead to the discursive construal of a common element that brings the nation together. The central idea is that metaphor use must be questioned to lay bare the processes and the discursive power behind them. The chapters examine a range of contemporary and historical, monomodal and multimodal discourses, including politicians’ discourse, presidential speeches, newspapers, TV series, Catholic homilies, colonialist discourse, and various online sources. The approaches taken include political science, international relations, cultural studies, and linguistics. All contributions feature discursive constructivist views of metaphor, with clear sociocultural grounding, and the notion of metaphor as a framing device in constructing various aspects of nations and national identity. The volume will appeal to scholars in discourse analysis, metaphor studies, media studies, nationalism studies, and political science.
Summary Book Review Video Games and the Mind by Bernard Perron:
Download or read book Video Games and the Mind written by Bernard Perron and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2016-06-30 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Can a video game make you cry? Why do you relate to the characters and how do you engage with the storyworlds they inhabit? How is your body engaged in play? How are your actions guided by sociocultural norms and experiences? Questions like these address a core aspect of digital gaming--the video game experience itself--and are of interest to many game scholars and designers. With psychological theories of cognition, affect and emotion as reference points, this collection of new essays offers various perspectives on how players think and feel about video games and how game design and analysis can build on these processes.
Summary Book Review Multimodal Semiotics and Rhetoric in Videogames by Jason Hawreliak:
Download or read book Multimodal Semiotics and Rhetoric in Videogames written by Jason Hawreliak and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-09-14 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book merges recent trends in game studies and multimodal studies to explore the relationship between the interaction between videogames’ different modes and the ways in which they inform meaning for both players and designers. The volume begins by laying the foundation for integrating the two disciplines, drawing upon social semiotic and discourse analytic traditions to examine their relationship with meaning in videogames. The book uses a wide range of games as examples to demonstrate the medium’s various forms of expression at work, including audio, visual, textual, haptic, and procedural modes, with a particular focus on the procedural form, which emphasizes processes and causal relationships, to better showcase its link with meaning-making. The second half of the book engages in a discussion of different multimodal configurations and user generated content to show how they contribute to the negotiation of meaning in the player experience, including their role in constructing and perpetuating persuasive messages and in driving interesting and unique player decisions in gameplay. Making the case for the benefits of multimodal approaches to game studies, this volume is key reading for students and researchers in multimodal studies, game studies, rhetoric, semiotics, and discourse analysis.
Summary Book Review Subjectivity across Media by Maike Sarah Reinerth:
Download or read book Subjectivity across Media written by Maike Sarah Reinerth and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2016-10-04 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Media in general and narrative media in particular have the potential to represent not only a variety of both possible and actual worlds but also the perception and consciousness of characters in these worlds. Hence, media can be understood as "qualia machines," as technologies that allow for the production of subjective experiences within the affordances and limitations posed by the conventions of their specific mediality. This edited collection examines the transmedial as well as the medium-specific strategies employed by the verbal representations characteristic for literary texts, the verbal-pictorial representations characteristic for comics, the audiovisual representations characteristic for films, and the interactive representations characteristic for video games. Combining theoretical perspectives from analytic philosophy, cognitive theory, and narratology with approaches from phenomenology, psychosemiotics, and social semiotics, the contributions collected in this volume provide a state-of-the-art map of current research on a wide variety of ways in which subjectivity can be represented across conventionally distinct media.
Summary Book Review Cognition, Emotion, and Aesthetics in Contemporary Serial Television by Ted Nannicelli:
Download or read book Cognition, Emotion, and Aesthetics in Contemporary Serial Television written by Ted Nannicelli and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-11-26 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book posits an interconnection between the ways in which contemporary television serials cue cognitive operations, solicit emotional responses, and elicit aesthetic appreciation. The chapters explore a number of questions including: How do the particularities of form and style in contemporary serial television engage us cognitively, emotionally, and aesthetically? How do they foster cognitive and emotional effects such as feeling suspense, anticipation, surprise, satisfaction, and disappointment? Why and how do we value some serials while disliking others? What is it about the particularities of serial television form and style, in conjunction with our common cognitive, emotional, and aesthetic capacities, that accounts for serial television’s cognitive, socio-political, and aesthetic value, and its current ubiquity in popular culture? This book will appeal to postgraduates and scholars working in television studies as well as film studies, cognitive media theory, media psychology, and the philosophy of art.
Author :Sarah Greifenstein Publisher :Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG Release Date :2018-10-08 ISBN 10 :9783110615036 Pages :158 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.1/5 (53 users download)
Summary Book Review Cinematic Metaphor in Perspective by Sarah Greifenstein:
Download or read book Cinematic Metaphor in Perspective written by Sarah Greifenstein and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2018-10-08 with total page 158 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Over centuries, scholars have explored how metaphor contributes to thought, language, culture. This collection of essays reflects on Müller, Kappelhoff, and colleagues’ transdisciplinary (film studies and linguistics) approach formulated in "Cinematic Metaphor: Experience – Affectivity – Temporality". The key concept of cinematic metaphor opens up reflections on metaphor as a form of embodied meaning-making in human life across disciplines. The book documents collaborative work, reflecting intense, sometimes controversial, discussions across disciplinary boundaries. In this edited volume, renowned authors explore how exposure to the framework of Cinematic Metaphor inspires their views of metaphor in film and of metaphor theory and analysis more generally. Contributions include explorations from the point of view of applied linguistics (Lynne Cameron), cognitive linguistics (Alan Cienki), media studies (Kathrin Fahlenbrach), media history (Michael Wedel), philosophy (Anne Eusterschulte), and psychology (Raymond W. Gibbs, Jr.).
Summary Book Review Body, Sound and Space in Music and Beyond: Multimodal Explorations by Clemens Wöllner:
Download or read book Body, Sound and Space in Music and Beyond: Multimodal Explorations written by Clemens Wöllner and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2017-04-07 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Body and space refer to vital and interrelated dimensions in the experience of sounds and music. Sounds have an overwhelming impact on feelings of bodily presence and inform us about the space we experience. Even in situations where visual information is artificial or blurred, such as in virtual environments or certain genres of film and computer games, sounds may shape our perceptions and lead to surprising new experiences. This book discusses recent developments in a range of interdisciplinary fields, taking into account the rapidly changing ways of experiencing sounds and music, the consequences for how we engage with sonic events in daily life and the technological advancements that offer insights into state-of-the-art methods and future perspectives. Topics range from the pleasures of being locked into the beat of the music, perception–action coupling and bodily resonance, and affordances of musical instruments, to neural processing and cross-modal experiences of space and pitch. Applications of these findings are discussed for movement sonification, room acoustics, networked performance, and for the spatial coordination of movements in dance, computer gaming and interactive artistic installations.
Author :Ignasi Navarro i Ferrando Publisher :Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG Release Date :2019-09-02 ISBN 10 :9783110629460 Pages :387 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.2/5 (946 users download)
Summary Book Review Current Approaches to Metaphor Analysis in Discourse by Ignasi Navarro i Ferrando:
Download or read book Current Approaches to Metaphor Analysis in Discourse written by Ignasi Navarro i Ferrando and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2019-09-02 with total page 387 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume takes up the challenge of surveying the present state of a variety of approaches to the identification, analysis and interpretation of metaphor across communication channels, situational contexts, genres and social spheres. It reflects three foremost trends of present metaphor research, namely the communicative approach, the cognitive modelling approach and the multimodality approach. These trends are considered as areas of research emerging on the ground of the Conceptual Metaphor Theory, initiated by Lakoff. The book intends to show their concomitances as well as mark their diversifying paths. The aim is to bring about and make apparent the many connections among assumingly different trends stemming from CMT. Whereas discrepancies between communicative and conceptual perspectives might seem irredeemable, the book emphasizes and claims that the background framework of CMT provides a solid foundation for collaboration and mutual influence. Consequently, the analysis of metaphor usage in context may provide insights for cognitive modelling proposals. The analysis of cognitive configuration of conceptual domains may, in turn, illuminate our understanding of communicative decisions in discourse. The integration of multimodal metaphor analysis puts forward the idea that diverse modal manifestations of metaphor reveal the symbiosis between communicative and cognitive stances. The various subject areas and methodologies illuminate the scene of current research in the field. The poignant contributions open far reaching avenues into the realm of human thought and discourse.
Summary Book Review The Palgrave Handbook of the Philosophy of Film and Motion Pictures by Noël Carroll:
Download or read book The Palgrave Handbook of the Philosophy of Film and Motion Pictures written by Noël Carroll and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2019-10-30 with total page 1061 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This handbook brings together essays in the philosophy of film and motion pictures from authorities across the spectrum. It boasts contributions from philosophers and film theorists alike, with many essays employing pluralist approaches to this interdisciplinary subject. Core areas treated include film ontology, film structure, psychology, authorship, narrative, and viewer emotion. Emerging areas of interest, including virtual reality, video games, and nonfictional and autobiographical film also have dedicated chapters. Other areas of focus include the film medium’s intersection with contemporary social issues, film’s kinship to other art forms, and the influence of historically seminal schools of thought in the philosophy of film. Of emphasis in many of the essays is the relationship and overlap of analytic and continental perspectives in this subject.
Summary Book Review Film as Embodied Art by Maarten Coëgnarts:
Download or read book Film as Embodied Art written by Maarten Coëgnarts and published by Academic Studies PRess. This book was released on 2019-12-17 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How do the films of Kubrick communicate mental events of characters in a purely visual manner? And how does the music in his films express meaning when music in essence is an abstract and non-representational art form? Drawing on state-of-the-art discoveries within embodied cognitive science, this book sets out to address these and other questions by revealing Kubrick as a genuine artist of embodied meaning-making, a filmmaker who perhaps more than any other director, uses all the resources of filmmaking in such a controlled and dense manner as to elicit the embodied tools necessary to achieve a level of conceptual clarity.
Summary Book Review A Multimodal Approach to Video Games and the Player Experience by Weimin Toh:
Download or read book A Multimodal Approach to Video Games and the Player Experience written by Weimin Toh and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-10-25 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume puts forth an original theoretical framework, the ludonarrative model, for studying video games which foregrounds the empirical study of the player experience. The book provides a comprehensive introduction to and description of the model, which draws on theoretical frameworks from multimodal discourse analysis, game studies, and social semiotics, and its development out of participant observation and qualitative interviews from the empirical study of a group of players. The volume then applies this approach to shed light on how players’ experiences in a game influence how they understand and make use of game components in order to progress its narrative. The book concludes with a frame by frame analysis of a popular game to demonstrate the model’s principles in action and its subsequent broader applicability to analyzing video game interaction and design. Offering a new way forward for video game research, this volume is key reading for students and scholars in multimodality, discourse analysis, game studies, interactive storytelling, and new media.
Author :Francesca Ervas Publisher :Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG Release Date :2017-08-07 ISBN 10 :9783110549928 Pages :331 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.4/5 (992 users download)
Summary Book Review Metaphor in Communication, Science and Education by Francesca Ervas:
Download or read book Metaphor in Communication, Science and Education written by Francesca Ervas and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2017-08-07 with total page 331 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of papers presents some recent trends in metaphor studies that propose new directions of research on the embodied cognition perspective. The overall volume, in particular, shows how the embodied cognition still remains a relevant approach in a multidisciplinary research on the communicative side of metaphors, by focusing on both comprehension processes in science as well as learning processes in education.
Summary Book Review Emotion in Animated Films by Meike Uhrig:
Download or read book Emotion in Animated Films written by Meike Uhrig and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-10-01 with total page 238 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ranging from blockbuster movies to experimental shorts or documentaries to scientific research, computer animation shapes a great part of media communication processes today. Be it the portrayal of emotional characters in moving films or the creation of controllable emotional stimuli in scientific contexts, computer animation’s characteristic artificiality makes it ideal for various areas connected to the emotional: with the ability to move beyond the constraints of the empirical "real world," animation allows for an immense freedom. This book looks at international film productions using animation techniques to display and/or to elicit emotions, with a special attention to the aesthetics, characters and stories of these films, and to the challenges and benefits of using computer techniques for these purposes.
Summary Book Review Restoring the Human Context to Literary and Performance Studies by Howard Mancing:
Download or read book Restoring the Human Context to Literary and Performance Studies written by Howard Mancing and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2022 with total page 402 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Restoring the Human Context to Literary and Performance Studies argues that much of contemporary literary theory is still predicated, at least implicitly, on outdated linguistic and psychological models such as post-structuralism, psychoanalysis, and behaviorism, which significantly contradict current dominant scientific views. By contrast, this monograph promotes an alternative paradigm for literary studies, namely Contextualism, and in so doing highlights the similarities and differences among the sometimes-conflicting contemporary cognitive approaches to literature and performance, arguing not in favor of one over the other but for Contextualism as their common ground. Howard Mancing, who has recently made the transition to Professor Emeritus of Spanish at Purdue University, USA, is a renowned expert on Cervantes and Early Modern Spanish Literature, as well as a pioneer in Cognitive Literary Studies. He has published two monographs: The Chivalric World of Don Quixote: Style, Structure, and Narrative (1982) and Miguel de Cervantes on Quixote A Reference Guide (2006), and coedited three volumes of essay collections. In addition, he authored the two-volume Cervantes Encyclopedia in 2004. Howard has also written numerous journal articles and book chapters on Cognitive Studies topics such as embodied cognition, narrative and affect and Theory of Mind representations in literature. Jennifer Marston William is a Professor of German with specializations in twentieth and twenty-first century literature and film. She is currently serving as the Head of the School of Languages and Cultures at Purdue University, USA. Jennifer's second monograph, Cognitive Approaches to German Historical Film: Seeing is Not Believing, was published with Palgrave in 2017, and she has published scholarly articles and book chapters on conceptual metaphor and on literary analyses from the perspective of Theory of Mind. She is also a co-founder, with Howard Mancing, of the Center for Cognitive Literary Studies at Purdue, which has existed since 2008 and was recently renamed the Center for Neurohumanities.
Author :Cornelia Müller Publisher :Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG Release Date :2018-10-08 ISBN 10 :9783110579789 Pages :296 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.7/5 (978 users download)
Summary Book Review Cinematic Metaphor by Cornelia Müller:
Download or read book Cinematic Metaphor written by Cornelia Müller and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2018-10-08 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Metaphors in audiovisual media receive increasing attention from film and communication studies as well as from linguistics and multimodal metaphor research. The specific media character of film, and thus of cinematic metaphor, remains, however, largely ignored. Audiovisual images are all too frequently understood as iconic representations and material carriers of information. Cinematic Metaphor proposes an alternative: starting from film images as affective experience of movement-images, it replaces the cognitive idea of viewers as information-processing machines, and heals the break with rhetoric established by conceptual metaphor theory. Subscribing to a phenomenological concept of embodiment, a shared vantage point for metaphorical meaning-making in film-viewing and face-to-face interaction is developed. The book offers a critique of cognitive film and metaphor theories and a theory of cinematic metaphor as performative action of meaning-making, grounded in the dynamics of viewers' embodied experiences with a film. Fine-grained case studies ranging from Hollywood to German feature film and TV news, from tango lesson to electoral campaign commercial, illustrate the framework’s application to media and multimodality analysis.
Author :Dorothea Horst Publisher :Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG Release Date :2018-10-22 ISBN 10 :9783110577938 Pages :255 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.7/5 (793 users download)
Summary Book Review Meaning-Making and Political Campaign Advertising by Dorothea Horst:
Download or read book Meaning-Making and Political Campaign Advertising written by Dorothea Horst and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2018-10-22 with total page 255 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Although recent linguistic and media-studies' research has increasingly dealt with forms of imagery beyond language, such as in audiovisual formats, only little attention has been paid to the specific media character of audiovisual images. This raises a theoretical as well as methodological problem: How can processes of figurative meaning making in audiovisual media be adequately conceptualized and described? The book intends to bridge this research gap with an analysis of campaign commercials, a hitherto largely underexplored object of study in metaphor and metonymy research. To achieve this goal, a transdisciplinary film-analytical and cognitive-linguistic account of audiovisual figurativity is developed and examined through a comparative analysis of figurative meaning-making processes in German and Polish campaign commercials from 2009 and 2011. By setting the inseparable intertwining of language and cinematic staging, sensing and understanding center stage, the book provides insight into the dynamic nature and embodied affective grounds of audiovisual figurativity, and challenges the long-known dichotomies of rational discourse and affective manipulation, political message and media effect.