De corporibus humanis: metaphor and ideology in the representation of the human body in cinema

Fabio I M Poppi , Eduardo Urios-Aparisi


In this article, based on a critical metaphor analysis, we identify and describe multimodal metaphors involving the human body and its conceptualizations in five auteur films of the 2010s. Studies on the human body in cinema have documented how it changes according to underlying ideologies. Our research focuses on the role of image schemas and metaphors as they embody meanings and sociocultural paradigms. Metaphors also frame how the body is conceptualized according to dominating ideological practices such as (a) commodification, (b) the integration between artificial and organic, (c) dissatisfaction, (d) dynamics of beautification and idealization, and (e) politicization of the human body. We show how metaphors are creative tools to reframe meanings and representations of the body and how the body is a construct refashioned within the cinematic discourses of these films.
Author Fabio I M Poppi (FL / IEAS)
Fabio I M Poppi,,
- Institute of English and American Studies
, Eduardo Urios-Aparisi
Eduardo Urios-Aparisi,,
Journal seriesMetaphor and Symbol, ISSN 1092-6488, (A 30 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.95
ASJC Classification3310 Linguistics and Language; 3315 Communication; 3205 Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)30
ScoreMinisterial score = 30.0, 30-09-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 1.532; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 0.862 (2) - 2017=1.373 (5)
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