The Metaphor of the Monster

In this regard, the innovative and bold theoretical frameworks proposed in The Metaphor of the Monster are a testament to how Monster Studies continues to bifurcate in many divergent directions near the beginning of a new millennium.

Author: Keith Moser

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501364341

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

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The Metaphor of the Monster offers fresh perspectives and a variety of disciplinary approaches to the ever-broadening field of monster studies. The eclectic group of contributors to this volume represents areas of study not generally considered under the purview of monster studies, including world literature, classical studies, philosophy, ecocriticism, animal ethics, and gender studies. Combining historical overviews with contemporary and global outlooks, this volume recontextualizes the monstrous entities that have always haunted the human imagination in the age of the Anthropocene. It also invites reflection on new forms of monstrosity in an era epitomized by an unprecedented deluge of (mis)information. Uniting researchers from varied academic backgrounds in a common effort to challenge the monstrous labels that have historically been imposed upon "the Other," this book endeavors above all to bring the monster out of the shadows and into the light of moral consideration.

Monsters and the Monstrous

This volume the third in the series presents a marvellous collection of studies on the metaphor of the monster in literature, cinema, music, culture, philosophy, history and politics.

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789401204811

Category: Political Science

Page: 236

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Emerging from depths comes a series of papers dealing with one of the most significant creations that reflects on and critiques human existence. Both a warning and a demonstration, the monster as myth and metaphor provides an articulation of human imagination that toys with the permissible and impermissible. Monsters from zombies to cuddly cartoon characters, emerging from sewers, from pages of literature, propaganda posters, movies and heavy metal, all are covered in this challenging, scholarly collection. This volume the third in the series presents a marvellous collection of studies on the metaphor of the monster in literature, cinema, music, culture, philosophy, history and politics. Both historical reflection and concerns of our time are addressed with clarity and written in an accessible manner providing appeal for the scholar and lay reader alike. This eclectic collection will be of interest to academics and students working in a range of disciplines, such as cultural studies, film studies, political theory, philosophy and literature studies.

Monsters and the Monstrous

Whether it has its etymological roots in a demonstration of something (monstrere) or a warning (monere), the monster as a metaphor continues to be a powerful expression of the imagination and the rational.

Author: Niall Scott

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042022539

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

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Emerging from depths comes a series of papers dealing with one of the most significant creations that reflects on and critiques human existence. Both a warning and a demonstration, the monster as myth and metaphor provides an articulation of human imagination that toys with the permissible and impermissible. Monsters from zombies to cuddly cartoon characters, emerging from sewers, from pages of literature, propaganda posters, movies and heavy metal, all are covered in this challenging, scholarly collection. This volume the third in the series presents a marvellous collection of studies on the metaphor of the monster in literature, cinema, music, culture, philosophy, history and politics. Both historical reflection and concerns of our time are addressed with clarity and written in an accessible manner providing appeal for the scholar and lay reader alike. This eclectic collection will be of interest to academics and students working in a range of disciplines, such as cultural studies, film studies, political theory, philosophy and literature studies.

Narrative and Metaphor in the Law

Most commonly, criminals are animals, beasts, monsters. Sexual offenders are predators. Victims are, in the parlance of some researchers, “china dolls.” There is a long history of using the metaphor of monsters to describe violent ...

Author: Michael Hanne

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108422796

Category: Law

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Scholars from many disciplines discuss the crucial roles played by narrative and metaphor in the theory and practice of law.

New Left Review

This fact seems to me to make it possible, if not obligatory, to use different tools in order to reconstruct the multiform roots of the terrorizing metaphor. But the monster and the vampire are metaphors for another reason too.

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ISBN: UCAL:B3870330

Category: Socialism

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Bodies in Flux

The metaphor of a monster also refers to another “demon inside” – “Fear of Attachment Monster,” the fear of falling in love: “It's the fear of attachment and the fear of loving something that's bad for you (...).

Author: Barbara Braid

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004408760

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

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This volume discusses fluidity of the post-human bodies on various cultural and social examples – from the cyber relations to others and to self, through fragmented, prosetheticised, monstrous or augmented body, to the dis/utopian fantasies.

The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Self Esteem

If there's one thing we like, it's a metaphor. In previous chapters, we used the metaphor of a monster to represent the comprehensive network of thoughts involving selfcriticism and judgment. Hopefully, reading this book has helped you ...

Author: Joe Oliver

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 9781684033065

Category: Self-Help

Page: 200

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You are more than you think. With this evidence-based guide, you’ll learn to break free from the self-critical stories you’ve created about yourself, and develop the self-compassion and self-acceptance you need to reach your full potential. We all have stories we’ve created about ourselves—some of them positive and some of them negative. If you suffer from low self-esteem, your story may include these types of narratives: “I’m a failure,” “I’ll never be able to do that,” or “If only I were smarter or more attractive, I could be happy.” Ironically, at the end of the day, these narratives are your biggest roadblocks to achieving happiness and living the life you deserve. So, how can you break free from these stories—once and for all? Grounded in evidence-based acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), this workbook offers a step-by-step program to help you break free from self-doubt, learn to accept yourself and your faults, identify and cultivate your strengths, and reach your full potential. You’ll also discover ways to take action and move toward the life you truly want, even when these actions trigger self-doubt. Finally, you’ll learn to see yourself in all your complexity, with kindness and compassion.

The Logic of Metaphor

As Table 1 shows , the sentences generated by a single grammar can be either literal or metaphorical Syntax Rules First Derivation ... for instance , " monster " in the e . e . cummings line , " pity this busy monster , manunkind " .

Author: Eric Steinhart

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 079237004X

Category: Computers

Page: 254

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Some sentences in natural languages like English have multiple meanings. Steinhart (William Paterson U. of New Jersey) divides the meanings into literal and metaphorical, denies that they are the same, and denies that the metaphorical function is necessarily false or necessarily true. He argues that most metaphors are based on analogies, which he defines as the relative structural indiscernibility of parts of worlds, and that a metaphor is true for a particular world if and only if certain parts of that world are relatively structurally indiscernible, that is, are analogous. c. Book News Inc.

Child Survivors and Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse

The Metaphor of Monster Behavior Monster therapy is a systematic, play therapy paradigm used to increase anger management, impulse control, self-esteem, and mastery in the sexually reactive child. It is an attempt to engage children in ...

Author: Mic Hunter

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803971950

Category: Medical

Page: 184

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The debate over the validity of memories related to childhood sexual abuse continues. However, whatever one's beliefs about the formation and recall of memories, there are some points upon which most people can agree: that there are children and adolescents who have been abused; that these children ought to receive treatment; and that such treatment should be provided in an effective and efficient manner. The contributors to this volume are dedicated to providing such treatment. The book describes treatment innovations for working with both child and adolescent survivors and perpetrators of sexual abuse. Among the topics explored are inpatient treatment of adolescent survivors and societal responses to sexually aggressive c

On the Uses of the Fantastic in Modern Theatre

The term “monster” will next be used by Jocasta as a metaphor to pass judgment not only on Tiresias but also on those who mocked the newlywed royal couple.52 The metaphor is further taken up by Creon, to condemn the sinner whose public ...

Author: I. Eynat-Confino

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230616967

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 198

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The book reveals how the fantastic is used in modern theatre as a manipulative device to encode the unspeakable and control audience response, challenging conventional readings of all authors who use the fantastic.