Dr. Robert N. St. Clair is Professor of Communication at the University of Louisville where he teaches courses on intercultural communication, globalization, media literacy, and health communication. He also teaches courses on structural hermeneutics, culture theory and cultural metaphors for the doctoral program in the humanities. He received the President’s Award for outstanding scholarship, research and creativity. Internationally, Dr. St. Clair currently serves as the Executive Director of the International Association for Intercultural Studies and shares the editorship of the Journal of Intercultural Communication Studies. He has published two books with The Edwin Mellen Press: The Major Metaphors of European Thought – Growth, Game, Language, Drama, Machine, Time and Space and Literary Structures, Character Development, and Dramaturgical Scenarios in Framing the Category Novel.
2004 0-7734-6487-5 “This book is about the putting together of stories, and Robert St. Clair is eminently qualified to teach us. A distinguished linguist, St. Clair is among those enlightened scholars whose interests range widely within (and even beyond) his area of specialty. He is generous in his interests, and vehemently democratic: he addresses what we all know and some of us will not admit – that the bias in the university against category fiction is in large part a class prejudice – and he goes on past mistrust and blame to address a marginalized subject with the attention (and the kinds of attention) it deserves.” – Michael L. Williams
2006 0-7734-5826-3 The theoretical foundations of the language sciences have been dominated by the natural sciences. This has been done in spite of the fact that language also functions as legitimate paradigms in the social sciences and the humanities. This volume presents a rationale for a model of language as a social science. It incorporates many concepts from the social sciences into its new theoretical framework.
2009 0-7734-7232-0 This work documents the six major European metaphors that constitute Western thought, and examines the theoretical foundations of metaphors and what roles they play in epistemology, history of ideas, and sociology of culture. Will interest scholars in the fields of sociolinguistics, sociology of knowledge, post-structuralism, critical rhetoric of inquiry, and social studies of science.
2009 0-7734-4646-X Investigation explains how culture functions within several contexts of space. Cultural change involves the retaining of some cultural practices along with their modification, revision, and re-invention of events to accommodate the present. The past is redefined, restructured, revised, modified, and even re-invented in order to make it compatible with the interpretation of events within the cultural spaces of the present.