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Wed Dec 09 2009
Calls: Cognitive Science, Pragmatics, Semantics/Sweden
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The Stockholm 2010 Metaphor Festival
Message 1: The Stockholm 2010 Metaphor Festival
From: Christina Alm-Arvius <Christina.Alm-ArviusEnglish.su.se>
Subject: The Stockholm 2010 Metaphor Festival
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Full Title: The Stockholm 2010 Metaphor Festival
Short Title: SMF
Date: 16-Sep-2010 - 17-Sep-2010
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Contact Person: Christina Alm-Arvius
Meeting Email: MetaphorfestivalEnglish.su.se
Web Site: http://www.english.su.se/research/metaphorfestival
Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Pragmatics; Semantics
Subject Language(s): English (eng)
Call Deadline: 15-Apr-2010
The Stockholm Metaphor Festival is an annual two-day conference on the use of
figurative language, 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.
Call for Papers
Keynotes: Ray Gibbs, University of California, Santa Cruz Clive Cazeaux, Cardiff
School of Art & Design
Deadline for abstract submission: 15 April 2010
The importance of figurative language is now generally recognized, and the
Festival offers an opportunity to present and learn about research findings
concerning figures of speech in different types of discourse, and their
cognitive, cultural, narrative, poetic, rhetorical, social or textual functions.
Contributions to the Festival can be about the literary or linguistic character
and use of tropes- metaphor, metonymy, simile, oxymoron, hyperbole, punning,
and irony- or the character and use of rhyme schemes and various types of
parallelism, as well as about communicatively effective interaction of different
kinds of figurative devices.
Each talk is allotted 30 minutes at the Festival, roughly 20 minutes for the
presentation and 10 minutes for discussion. There is also a separate poster
session that can be visited by all participants in the Festival.
Abstract guidelines: Abstracts should be written in English, and they are
expected to be about 300 to 400 words long. The abstract should have a title,
but the author's name, academic affiliation, and email address should be
indicated on a separate sheet, where it should also be specified whether the
abstract is intended as a basis for a talk or for a poster presentation. All
abstracts should be emailed to MetaphorfestivalEnglish.su.se. Information about
acceptances will be emailed by 15 May to all scholars submitting an abstract.
A selection of papers from each Festival is published in a peer-reviewed volume.
Conference fee: 50 for early registration, by 31 July; 70 from 1 August.
For further information about The Metaphor Festival, see our home page:
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