2821E [CRN: 15943]

Explores the role of metaphor in literary writing, the mind and public policy. Reads philosophical and literary analyses of metaphor alongside poetry, fiction and cognitive science research on metaphor's centrality to human thought processes. Moves from these readings to a consideration of war metaphors in political speech in the Americas, including the "War on Drugs," the "War on Terror" and Argentina's "Dirty War." Authors include Aristotle, de Man, Sontag, Plath, Eluard, García Márquez, Lakoff, Pinker and Feitlowitz. Open only to graduate students.
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