Mobilising Metaphor: Self-Making, Storytelling, and Consciousness Raising in the Creative Arts [Editorial]

Cantrell, Kate ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5689-614X and Batorowicz, Beata ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4915-8357 and Forbes, Melissa ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2528-9763 (2022) Mobilising Metaphor: Self-Making, Storytelling, and Consciousness Raising in the Creative Arts [Editorial]. NiTRO: Non Traditional Research Outcomes, 41. pp. 1-3.


Abstract

Metaphors, like people, are complex entities. Metaphors live at the cross-roads of convergence and divergence, and they meet at points of connection, contraction, and intersectional friction. Indeed, it is metaphor’s unusual ability to simultaneously emphasise and de-emphasise certain understandings that gives metaphor its argumentative force and its creative power. Metaphor, by its nature, is paradoxical. As a unifying device, metaphor brings together disparate ideas, incongruous elements, and contrasting images to create new meaning. This meaning lies in the mingling of similarity and dissimilarity between the two things being compared. As such, metaphorical statements raise more questions than answers because metaphorical propositions always present to us as semantic puzzles.


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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Creative Arts (1 Mar 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Academic Division - Academic Transformation Portfolio (14 Apr 2021 -)
Date Deposited: 10 May 2022 04:04
Last Modified: 10 May 2022 04:04
Uncontrolled Keywords: Arts advocacy; creative arts; metaphor; self-making; storytelling
Fields of Research (2020): 36 CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 3603 Music > 360304 Music performance
36 CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 3603 Music > 360301 Music cognition
36 CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 3606 Visual arts > 360602 Fine arts
36 CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 3602 Creative and professional writing > 360203 Professional writing and journalism practice
36 CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 3606 Visual arts > 360699 Visual arts not elsewhere classified
36 CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 3602 Creative and professional writing > 360201 Creative writing (incl. scriptwriting)
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1301 Arts > 130103 The creative arts
28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280122 Expanding knowledge in creative arts and writing studies
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/48213

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