Space in tropes, an opaque but visible relationship

Jane S. Sutton

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This essay retrieves a latent and opaque view of space in tropes and uses a triangle of three key terms, namely chora, figural situation, and the content of the form as a theoretical framework. The discussion emphasizes three related parts: (1) how space denotes a bodily precursor to figurative expression, (2) how a trope space connotes space and expresses it as a figural situation, and (3) how the content of this space and situation may be deciphered in terms of ethics and values. It offers an extended example using Rosa Parks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)30-43
Number of pages14
JournalReview of Communication
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Communication


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