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Wed Dec 08 2010

Calls: Discourse Analysis, Ling & Lit, Semantics/Sweden

Editor for this issue: Amy Brunett <brunettlinguistlist.org>

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        1.     Christina Alm-Arvius , Stockholm 2011 Metaphor Festival

Message 1: Stockholm 2011 Metaphor Festival
Date: 06-Dec-2010
From: Christina Alm-Arvius <Christina.Alm-ArviusEnglish.su.se>
Subject: Stockholm 2011 Metaphor Festival
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Full Title: Stockholm 2011 Metaphor Festival
Short Title: SMF

Date: 08-Sep-2011 - 10-Sep-2011
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Contact Person: Christina Alm-Arvius
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.english.su.se/research/metaphorfestival

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Ling & Literature; Semantics

Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2011

Meeting Description:

The Stockholm 2011 Metaphor Festival (SMF)
Thursday 8 to Saturday 10 September

The Stockholm Metaphor Festival is an annual 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 –literary as well as linguistic – in a creative, internationally oriented and friendly atmosphere. The importance of figurative language is now generally recognised, 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.

Keynotes: Ronald W. Langacker and David Punter

Call for Papers:

Deadline for abstract submission: 31 March 2011

Contributions to the Festival can address the literary or linguistic character and use of tropes - metaphor, metonymy, simile, oxymoron, hyperbole, litotes, punning, and irony – or the character and use of rhyme schemes and various types of parallelism, as well as the nature of 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.

For further information about The Metaphor Festival, see our home page:


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