John Van Sickle

Professor
Classics

Location: 2404 Boylan Hall
Phone: 718.951.5078
Fax: 718.951.4765
Email:   John Van Sickle's Web site

John Van Sickle conducted a series of studies to research on pastoral tradition, in which nature plays always a metaphoric role, hence to his focus on horticulture and on the wider range and function of metaphor, understood as a basic cognitive process -- often operative in both technical and everyday language, nowhere more than in how we talk of plants and how plants enliven and enrich our talk about much else.

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