'The Global as trope-ical'
Current issue of Meridian: Newsletter of the Global Studies Center (Gulf University for Science and Technology):
Ben Bennett-Carpenter, "The Global as Trope-ical."
Years ago the literary and cultural theorist Kenneth Burke (1945/1969) outlined what he called the “Four Master Tropes”: metaphor, metonymy, synecdoche, and irony/dialectic. If we put these four tropes up as lenses in front of what we call the “global” we get some interesting perspectives.
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Benjamin Bennett-Carpenter teaches at a public university in North America and consults/coaches at Sollars & Associates and independently.