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Megametaphor as a coherence and cohesion device in a cycle of literary texts

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Zoya Rezanova & Konstantin Shilyaev. Megametaphor as a coherence and cohesion device in a cycle of literary texts. The Poznań Society for the Advancement of Arts and Sciences, PL ISSN 0079-4740, pp. 31-39

The present study is concerned with the notion of megametaphor and its role in the cohesion and coherence of the text, as well as its intertextual function. We discuss the method of identifying and structuring megametaphor in a literary text and apply it to four novels by Jack London that have dogs as their protagonists. The megametaphor DOG IS A MAN is shown to organize the texts both conceptually - via a coherent set of frame structures of the source domain - and linguistically, by way of applying a network of metaphorical lexemes to the description of a dog.

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In Praise of Slacking: Richard Linklater’s Slacker and Kevin Smith’s Clerks as Hallmarks of 1990s American Independent Cinema Counterculture

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“This England”: Re-Visiting Shakespearean Landscapes and Mediascapes in John Akomfrah’s The Nine Muses (2010)

W orks C ited Akomfrah, John. “Chiasmus.” DVD extra. The Nine Muses . Dir. John Akomfrah. Film. UK Film Council and Smoking Dogs Films, 2010. Basho, Matsuo. Narrow Road to the Interior: And Other Writings . Trans. Sam Hamill. Boston: Shambhala, 1998. Beckett, Samuel. Three Novels. Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable . Trans. Patrick Bowles. Ed. Laura Lindgren. New York: Grove Press, 1959. Benjamin, Walter. “Theses on the Philosophy of History.” Illuminations . Trans. Harry Zohn. London: Fontana, 1973. 245-55. Budzinski, Nathan

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Becoming Animal, Becoming Others: What We Make with Art and Literature

. Haraway, Donna, “Cyborgs, Coyotes and Dogs” (Interview), in The Haraway Reader , New York: Routledge, 2003: 328. Print. - - -. “Cyborgs to Companion Species: Reconfiguring Kinship in Technoscience,” in The Haraway Reader . NY: Routledge, 2004: 295-320. Print. - - -. When Species Meet . Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 2008. Print. Heidegger, Martin. “What Are Poets For?” and “…Poetically Man Dwells…” Poetry, Language, Thought . Trans. Albert Hofstadter. New York: Harper Colophon Books, 1971: 89-142 and 213

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Venturing Outside: The Emergence of Australian Open-Air Theatre

://darwintheatrecompany.com.au/ Radic, Leonard. "Summertime Shakespeare complete with Aerogard". Age [Melbourne] 27 December, 1988. Reid, Alex. "The New Fortune". The New Fortune . Supplement to Westerly January, 1964: n.p. UWA Archives. Robertson, Colin. "Dreams are made of barking dogs and Shakespeare". Australian 10 October, 1979. Robertson, Colin. "The great bard would like it". Australian 28 September, 1981. Rowbotham, David. "A ‘Tempest’ of majesty". Brisbane Courier Mail 7

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Hier bin Ich: Wo bist Du?
The Affiliative Imprinting Phenomenon in the Modern Study of Animal Cognition

-term neural effects. PLoS ONE, 8 (10), e78946. Pattison, K. F., Miller, H. C., Rayburn-Reeves, R., & Zentall, T. (2011). The case of the disappearing bone: Dogs’ understanding of the physical properties of objects. Behavioural Processes, 85 (3), 278–282. Piazza, M., Facoetti, A., Trussardi, A. N., Berteletti, I., Conte, S., Lucangeli, D., … Zorzi, M. (2010). Developmental trajectory of number acuity reveals a severe impairment in developmental dyscalculia. Cognition, 116 , 33–41. Regolin, L., & Vallortigara, G. (1995). Perception of partly occluded

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Medusa’s Head: Boss Rattlers, Rattlesnake Queens, and Goddamn True Love in Harry Crews’s a Feast of Snakes

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After his death in 2012, there has been a notable resurgence of both popular and critical interest in the fiction of American writer Harry Crews. Frequently discussed in the context of Southern gothic, Crews’s novels are notable for their grim and darkly funny tales of life among the rural poor in the worst hookworm and rickets part of Georgia, USA. Still, while the regional identity of Crews’s fiction is strong, his subtle and deeply sympathetic creative imagination tackles questions of universal significance.

In the novel A Feast of Snakes (1976), Crews’s finest and most multi-layered work, we are introduced to former high-school football quarterback Joe Lon Mackey on the eve of Mystic, Georgia’s annual Rattlesnake Roundup. Through his sensitive and deeply-felt portrayal of Joe Lon’s failed struggle to reconcile with the traumas of the past and establish meaning and a sense of purpose in life, a development culminating in the liquidation of a snake-handling preacher, a sheriff’s deputy, his own high-school sweetheart, and a random bystander, Crews not only explores the deterministic cultural and socio-economic attributes of the rural south, but also gives articulation to a reflective consciousness far more individuated and multifaceted than allowed for in recent critical discourse.

This sombre ending is perhaps what Todorov would term “the realization of an order always preordained,” but it would be a mistake to dismiss it as merely the inevitable outcome of yet another southern boy’s unarticulated rage against modernity. Struggling endlessly like the pitfighting dogs his daddy breeds, Joe Lon, entangled in the determinants of his existence, comes to give mimetic shape to a contemporary American identity both utterly strange and jarringly familiar.

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The Dramatic Arc of the Theory of FSP: A Tentative Diachronic Excursion

. Firbas, Jan. “Dogs must be Carried on the Escalator: a Case Study in FSP potentiality.” Brno studies in English 25. 1999: 7-18. Print. ---. Functional Sentence Perspective in Written and Spoken Communication. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992. Print. ---. “On Defining the Theme in Functional Sentence Analysis”, Travaux Linguistiques de Prague 1. 1964: 267-280. Print. ---. “On the Problem of Non-thematic Subjects in Contemporary English.” Časopis pro moderni fi lologii 39. 1957: 171-173. Print

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