CfP New RaAM-endorsed panel in Boston, USA

We are pleased to announce a new RaAM-endorsed event – this time with a Call for Papers for a panel!

From 5-8 March 2020 Boston University (USA) will host the 51st Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association.

“The theme of NeMLA 2020 is “Shaping and Sharing Identities: Spaces, Places, Languages, and Cultures”–a topic embracing the many facets that define each and every human being across cultures and languages, as well as the many ways in which we interact with each other in today’s rapidly changing global world.” (NeMLA website)

Call for Papers – Panel on metaphor

When Metaphors Are Used to Persuade: Characters, Worldview, and Rationales

Recent work has focused on examining how metaphors potentially influence our reasoning in politics, business, and education. However, the extent to which metaphors are used by characters in literature to persuade other characters of their point of view on a particular issue or situation is not well examined. This panel seeks papers that demonstrate how authors represent the worldview of a character via metaphor, whether via their dialogue or their perception of setting or situations. It is hoped that interrogating metaphor use with relation to the point of view and stance of characters will provide an additional perspective on how metaphors are used to influence opinions of other actors on given issues in that created world.

Panel Organizer: Prof. Kathleen Ahrens, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Submissions of 300 words and a brief bio are due by September 30, 2019 at this link: