Metaphor Festival Amsterdam ’18

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.

The Metaphor Festival is an annual conference on the use of figurative language and other modes of figurative expression. It offers an opportunity to present and learn about research findings concerning figurative uses in different types of human communication, and their cognitive, cultural, narrative, poetic, rhetorical, political, social, textual or discourse functions and effects.

Contributions to the general session of the Festival can address the linguistic and/or literary character and use of tropes – metaphor, metonymy, simile, oxymoron, hyperbole, litotes, punning, and irony – or the character and use of rhyme schemes, various types of parallelism and other formal poetic constructions, as well as the nature of figurative signs and devices in multi-modal or non-verbal communication.

Call for Papers

300-word abstracts can be submitted via the submission website until 15 March 2018.

More Information

More information can be found on the Metaphor Lab’s website.