The Metaphor Festival
Thursday 27 to Saturday 29 August
Christian Burgers, VU University Amsterdam
Mark Turner, Case Western Reserve University
Call for papers
Deadline for abstract submission: 15 April 2015
The Stockholm Metaphor Festival is an annual conference on the use of figurative language and other modes of figurative expression, arranged by the Department of English at Stockholm University. It brings together researchers from a broad range of academic disciplines, working within different theoretical and methodological paradigms in a creative, internationally oriented, and friendly atmosphere. The importance of figurative language and figurative semiotics is now generally recognized, and the Festival 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, social, textual or discourse functions.
For more information, visit the Metaphor Festival website.