Dynamics in the History of Religions between Asia and Europe
Guest Lecture: The Analysis of Metaphor in Religious and Mundane Texts: Theory and Practice
CERES Palais, room "Ruhrpott" (4.13)
Guest lecture (in German) presented by Prof. Dr. Camilla Di Biase-Dyson (Göttingen) as part of the CERES research colloquium
This presentation will concern itself with the analysis of metaphorical language for scholars of religious studies. Metaphors and other similar tropes will be firstly be defined, after which some methods of analysis will be outlined. We will look at ways of annotating metaphor in a large historical corpus and consider the way in which the language alters according to genre. The problematic of analysing metaphor in religious literature in particular will then be addressed (with some practical examples), after which participants will be invited to share their own material for discussion.