Title
The visual and multimodal representation of time in film, or : How time is metaphorically shaped in space The visual and multimodal representation of time in film, or : How time is metaphorically shaped in space
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Communication Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Subject
Art
Source (journal)
Image and narrative online magazine of the visual narrative
Volume/pages
13(2012) :3 , p. 85-100
ISSN
1780-678X
vabb
c:vabb:327624
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
In conceptual metaphor theory it has been noticed that our reasoning about time is often couched in terms of space. To validate this claim, studies rely almost solely on verbal metaphors such as The future lies ahead of us or Time flies by. If, however, the conceptual metaphor time is space governs our thinking about time, as claimed by these scholars, then it is only likely to assume that the conceptual metaphor expresses itself through non-verbal discourses as well. Studies dealing with non-verbal and multimodal manifestations of the time is space metaphor are, however, rather scarce. The present article seeks to address this issue. Using visual and multimodal examples from various films we demonstrate that the use of spatial time metaphors is not only apparent in language, but in non-verbal modes of communication as well.
Full text (open access)
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/irua/b8557e/dfbdbebe.pdf
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