Resisting metaphors: a metonymic approach to the study of creativity and cognition in art analysis and practice

  • Susan Ryland

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


This research addresses two fundamental elements of metonymy in thought: firstly its definition, and secondly its function in creativity. It is a first foray into non-verbal metonymic creative thought, taken from an art practice perspective. This viewpoint offers access to how metonymy functions in material processes, and how it draws meaning from proximal contexts.
Date of Award2011
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Brighton

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