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Metaphor Festival ’19

Amsterdam, 28 – 31 August 2019

The Metaphor Lab Amsterdam is delighted to announce the fourth Amsterdam Metaphor Festival Amsterdam!

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Registration for the Metaphor Festival Amsterdam ’19 is now open!

The deadline for registration and payment for participants whose abstract has been accepted is June 15, 2019.

The deadline for registration and payment for all other participants is August 23, 2019.

Register online via: http://metaphorlab.org/registration-metaphor-festival-19/

The conference starts on Wednesday 28 August with a social gathering (evening, optional) and formally opens on Thursday 29 August at 9.00AM. The conference closes on Saturday 31 August at the end of the afternoon.

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 the structures, functions, and effects of figurative language in different types of human communication. Contributions to the Festival can address tropes such as metaphor, metonymy, hyperbole and irony.

This year’s keynote speakers are:

  • prof. dr. Anjan Chatterjee (Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania)
  • dr. Bodo Winter (Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics, University of Birmingham)

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 the structures, functions, and effects of figurative language in different types of human communication. Contributions to the Festival can address tropes such as metaphor, metonymy, hyperbole and irony.

MORE INFORMATION

Venue
The conference will be held at the P.C Hoofthuis, Spuistraat 134, Amsterdam.

Accommodation
Conference presenters and attendees need to book their own accommodation. Similar to previous years, StayOkay offers a discount for Metaphor Festival presenters and attendees who would like to stay in a shared room. Please find information about accommodation here.

Updates
Check the Metaphor Lab website and the Festival’s Facebook page for any updates. 
You are welcome to contact the organizing committee at
metaphorfestivalamsterdam[at]gmail[dot]com in case of any enquiries.