Christian Burgers delivers keynote lecture at metaphor symposium in Tarragona
On 12 December 2016, the symposium “The role of metaphor in the construction of conflict in the public sphere” was organized by the Department of Communication Studies of the Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona (Spain). One of the keynote lectures was delivered by dr. Christian Burgers of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the Metaphor Lab Amsterdam, who talked about the role of figurative framing in public debates. The second keynote was delivered by Dr. Marina Dekavalla of the University of Stirling (Scotland), who talked about “Conceptualizing national futures. Frames, metaphors and constitutional change”. At the seminar, final results were presented of the project METAFPERCOM by project members Dr. Arantxa Capdevila, Dr. Marta Montagut, Dr. Jordi Prades, Dr. Jan Gonzalo, and Dr. Carlota Moragas. The symposium ended with a roundtable discussion on the role of metaphor in political communication, moderated by Dr. Bernat López, with contributions by Dr. Christian Burgers, Dr. Marina Dekavalla, Dr. Enric Castelló and Dr. Carlota Moragas.