The deadline for submitting abstracts for the 12th RaAM conference, to be held in Hong Kong in June 2018 has been extended to November 15th!
The 12th conference of RaAM will be held at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University from 27 June to 30 June 2018. The conference will be hosted by the university’s Department of English. Professor Kathleen Ahrens and Dr. Dennis Tay are the organizing chairs.
The theme of RaAM12 is Metaphor across contexts and domains: from description to application. The conference aims to highlight the multi-contextual and inter-disciplinary nature of contemporary metaphor scholarship and the various steps along the trajectory from description to application. The conference organizers hope to provide a platform where researchers and practitioners can discuss descriptive, theoretical, conceptual, and/or applicative aspects of their work, across different forms, functions, contexts, and domains of metaphor use in the social world.
Plenary speakers are:
- Professor Raymond Gibbs Jr.
- Professor Zoltán Kövecses
- Professor Elena Semino
- Professor Lily I-Wen Su
The conference will open the afternoon of the 27th and end on Saturday, June 30th, with an optional trip to two famous cultural sites. Throughout the conference, Chinese culture (and food!) will be highlighted.