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Title: Reading Othello Through the Prism of Conceptual Metaphor Theory; Animals as Source Domains

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Title:

Reading Othello Through the Prism of Conceptual Metaphor Theory; Animals as Source Domains

Group publication title:

Academic Journal of Modern Philology

Creator:

Cirovic, Mirka

ORCID:

0000-0001-5795-7653

Subject and Keywords:

Othello   conceptual metaphor   source domain   animals

Description:

Academic Journal of Modern Philology is a scientific journal oriented towards interdisciplinary studies. AJMP has been included in the register of journals published by The Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education with 70 points awarded. The journal seeks original articles on linguistics with special focus on comparative studies, anthropological linguistics, science of cognition, social communication and literary studies. Since the founding of the journal in 2012, it has been our goal to foster the development of linguistic studies through an open exchange of ideas, while maintaining the highest standards of academic publishing. Contributions are subject to a double-blind peer reviews for authenticity, ethical issues and usefulness. The reviewing procedure is supervised by the International Advisory Board. The articles are published mainly in English, German, French and Polish. Academic Journal of Modern Philology is an open access journal published annually by the Committee for Philology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Wrocław Branch and the College for Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Wrocław.  

Academic Journal of Modern Philology jest czasopismem naukowym wydawanym co roku przez Komisję Nauk Filologicznych Polskiej Akademii Nauk, oddział we Wrocławiu oraz Kolegium Międzyobszarowych Studiów Indywidualnych, Uniwersytet Wrocławski. Czasopismo znajduje się na liście czasopism punktowanych Ministerstwa Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego (liczba przyznanych punktów: 70). Artykuły publikowane w AJMP poruszają tematykę związaną głównie z dziedziną nauk humanistycznych i społecznych obejmując obszary dyscyplin takich jak: językoznawstwo ogólne, historyczne, antropologiczne, literaturoznawstwo czy studia porównawcze. Każdy artykuł poddawany jest recenzji przez dwóch recenzentów. Recenzja przebiega anonimowo, tj. recenzenci nie znają tożsamości autora, natomiast autor nie zna tożsamości recenzenta. Artykuły publikowane są głównie w językach: angielskim, niemieckim, francuskim oraz polskim.

Abstract:

This paper aims at reading Shakespeare’s play Othello through the prism of cognitive linguistics, more specifically, through the lens of conceptual metaphor theory. Metaphorical linguistic expressions that have ANIMALS in the source domain are extracted from the play so that matters of race and gender could be discussed from below the level of words, where cognition and conceptualization occur. As the analysis of metaphorical linguistic expressions progresses, the representation of evil will appear to be intertwined with the perception of gender and race, becoming yet another cognitive interest of the literary text. While African American studies, critical race theory, post-colonial studies, Marxist and feminist readings have immensely benefitted the comprehension of the play, conceptual metaphor theory promises to explore and explain how a derogatory perception of “Other” emerges in Othello, along with the offensive language that embodies it. Additional relevant concepts that account for the disturbing pace of the plot towards the catastrophe and tragic end are indoctrination and manipulation. These are specifically related to Iago’s perceptual playing around with unstable and highly sensitive notions such as race, gender, fallen virtue, degraded and demonic human nature, which he presents through disquieting mental images conveyed by powerful metaphorical language.

Place of publishing:

Wrocław

Date issued:

2022

Resource Type:

text  
tekst

Detailed Type:

article  
artykuł

Identifier:

oai:repozytorium.uni.wroc.pl:135415   e-ISSN 2353-3218   ISSN 2299-7164

DOI:

doi:10.34616/ajmp.2022.15.11

Language:

eng

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Attribution, ShareAlike  
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License:

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Creative Commons - Uznanie autorstwa, Na tych samych warunkach (CC BY-SA 3.0)   click here to follow the link

Location of original object:

College for Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Wrocław  
Kolegium Międzyobszarowych Studiów Indywidualnych, Uniwersytet Wrocławski

Autor opisu:

MPi

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Last modified:

Jan 9, 2023

In our library since:

Oct 13, 2022

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