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  • 1. What Happens When We ReadLaurence MusgroveDepartment of English and Modern LanguagesAngelo State Universitywww.laurencemusgrove.com
  • 2. draw a pictureof what happens when you read
  • 3. Our ordinary conceptual system, in terms ofwhich we both think and act, isfundamentally metaphorical in nature.George Lakoff and Mark JohnsonMetaphors We Live By
  • 4. Metaphor is a linguistic equation; ananalogy that compares two unlike thingsin order to better understand one or bothof those unlike things.• “You broke my heart.”• “I feel down today.”• “She makes my heart sing.”• “Call me when you feel up to goingout.”
  • 5. We use metaphors to think and talk abouthow we read.
  • 6. metaphorswe read bysee the handout!
  • 7. reading is a bodily experience
  • 8. despair
  • 9. school failure
  • 10. education = commodity
  • 11. know-whatvs.know-how
  • 12. consumption&control
  • 13. resistance to oppressive experiencesin school may be goodeven though the consequencesmay be unfortunate
  • 14. aesthetic experienceis not transferable
  • 15. no one can reada book for you
  • 16. reading is the cognitiveembodimentof individual liberty
  • 17. reading is the cognitiveembodimentof identificationand associationwith others
  • 18. the end of the teaching of readingshould be to provide studentswith free and faithful experienceswith books
  • 19. reading is a private and public goodwhere we learnwith our entire human organthe privileges and responsibilitiesthat come with livingin a democratic society
  • 20. choice in textsandchoice in response