Why join?

Dear soon-to-be RaAM-member, Thank you for your interest in the Association for Researching and Applying Metaphor (RaAM)! If you want to become a member immediately, please fill in the joining form. RaAM strives to advance the study of metaphor, metonymy and other kinds of figurative expressions, with a commitment to the application of such research to 'real world' issues. The Association strives:
  • to advance the study of metaphor, metonymy and other kinds of figurative expression, with a commitment to the application of such research to 'real world' issues;
  • encourage the development of rigorous research methods for the study of metaphor, metonymy and figurative expression in general in applied contexts; and
  • to foster interdisciplinary collaboration in this area of study.
The Association is open in terms of:
  • the theoretical approaches that members apply,
  • the means of expression they analyse (be it language, imagery, objects, sound, or practices), and
  • the contexts of use they study (academia, literature, the arts, politics, business, law, health care, organisations, journalism, science and technology, or others).
If the Association sounds relevant to your work, we encourage you to consider joining it and participating in an upcoming conference or seminar.