2017sesja studencko-doktorancka

Renata Łukiewicz-Kostro – HIS brain/HER brain – male and female sensorimotor perception discovered via the language of embodied experience in “Song of Songs”

HIS brain/HER brain – male and female sensorimotor perception discovered via the language of embodied experience in “Song of Songs” (The Book of Wisdom, the Holy Scripture), or – God knows what He is doing!

Abstract: By the assumption of cognitive linguistics metaphor is closely related to human sensory perception. Through metaphor users of language transgress from the physical dimension to mental spaces. Metaphor in cognitivism is a feature of everyday cognition and it plays expressive function, recalls feelings, sensations, emotions arising from everyday experience and it is anchored in sensory perception.
“Song of Songs”, an Ancient biblical text is a multisensory interplay of all human bodily senses. Here, the spiritual and the physical spheres permeate each other.
Through the cognitive analysis of the metaphor and metonymy used here one can discover how both sexes perceive the ” love object” (the Beloved).
Thousands years ago couples in love (man and woman) shown on the pages of the Bible encountered the same basic problems we face today! The Bible is not the Bible of the Aristotle but the book of universal human experience across times, cultures and languages, closely tied with the construction of male and female brains.
The analysis of the text is aimed to discover and present the differences and similarities between the male and female sensorimotor perception and reflect upon the potential obstacles and hopes for the communication between the two sexes nowadays.

 

Renata Łukiewicz-Kostro