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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2018 Executive Committee elections

Posted by RaAM on March 15th, 2018 at 22:45

At our next conference in June 2018 in Hong Kong, several positions on the RaAM Executive Committee (EC) will be up for election. We would like to encourage you think about whether you might like to be a candidate for one of these positions: Chair, Secretary, Postgraduate Liaison, and two Ordinary Members. Brief descriptions of […]

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New RaAM-endorsed event in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Posted by RaAM on January 3rd, 2018 at 8:53

We are pleased to announce a new RaAM-endorsed event! From 30 Augustus until 1 September 2018 the Metaphor Lab Amsterdam (The Netherlands) will host the Metaphor Festival Amsterdam 2018.

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New RaAM-endorsed event in Klagenfurt, Austria

Posted by RaAM on January 2nd, 2018 at 11:07

We are pleased to announce a new RaAM-endorsed event! On 20-21 September 2018 the Department of English of the University of Klagenfurt (Austria) will host the international workshop Metaphors in Englishes around the world.

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Call for bids RaAM Specialised seminar 2019

Posted by RaAM on November 10th, 2017 at 12:08

The calls for bids to host the RaAM specialised seminar in 2019 is now open. The deadline for submitting bids is 30 March 2018. Details on this event can be found here. Details on how to present a bid are available on the ‘hosting an event’-page on the RaAM website.

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