Welcome to the website of the Association for Researching and Applying Metaphor (RaAM).

RaAM is an open community of researchers of metaphor, metonymy, and other forms of figurative expression. RaAM is interdisciplinary, welcomes a broad range of research methods, and focuses on application to real-world contexts.

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New RaAM-endorsed event in Genoa, Italy

Posted by RaAM on August 17th, 2018 at 11:53

We are pleased to announce a new RaAM-endorsed event! On 13-15 May 2019 the University of Genoa (Italy) will host the conference Researching Metaphor – Cognitive and Other

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New RaAM-endorsed event in Otago, New Zealand

Posted by RaAM on August 13th, 2018 at 10:41

We are pleased to announce a new RaAM-endorsed event! On 11-12 October 2019 the Division of Humanities in the University of Otago (New Zealand) will host the international colloquium ‘The Body Politic Metaphor in Discourse, Past and Present’

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2018 RaAM Executive Committee elections results

Posted by RaAM on July 9th, 2018 at 21:42

At the 12th RaAM conference in June 2018 in Hong Kong, several positions on the RaAM Executive Committee (EC) were up for election. Voting took place exclusively online, and 47 RaAM members cast their vote. The results of the elections were as follows: Chair (4 years): Kathleen Ahrens Secretary (4 years): Gill Philip Postgrad Liaison (2 years): Jekaterina Sumanova […]

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Newsletter June 2018

Posted by RaAM on June 17th, 2018 at 20:42

RaAM’s newsletter no. 22 is out! It includes a message from the Chair, a final update on the RaAM 2018 conference in Hong Kong, information about this year’s EC elections, two new “Metaphor Columns”, and much more! The newsletter is freely available from our website. Click on the link below to read RaAM’s newsletter no. […]

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