I teach a Discourse Analysis course at my university. During a recent class, my students and I discussed popular perceptions of the coronavirus outbreak and the manner in which the public domain today is saturated with the language of fear.
The students read and referred to writings of cultural scholars such as Susan Sontag (Illness As Metaphor, 1978; Aids And Its Metaphors, 1989) as well as Frank Furedi (How Fear Works: The Culture Of Fear In The 21st Century, 2018).
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