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LINGUIST List 22.4765

Wed Nov 30 2011

Calls: Cognitive Sci, Semantics, Pragmatics/Sweden

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        1.     Christina Alm-Arvius , Stockholm 2012 Metaphor Festival

Message 1: Stockholm 2012 Metaphor Festival
Date: 30-Nov-2011
From: Christina Alm-Arvius <Christina.Alm-ArviusEnglish.su.se>
Subject: Stockholm 2012 Metaphor Festival
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Full Title: Stockholm 2012 Metaphor Festival
Short Title: SMF

Date: 06-Sep-2012 - 08-Sep-2012
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): Cognitive Science; Pragmatics; Semantics

Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2012

Meeting Description:

Stockholm 2012 Metaphor Festival (SMF)
Thursday 6 to Saturday 8 September

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, taking place at the beginning of the autumn semester, in late August or September. 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 recognised, 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, or textual functions.

At the 2012 Festival we are also planning two workshops on Saturday 8 September, one on Linguistic and Conceptual Metaphors and their Relations, led by Gerard Steen, VU University Amsterdam, and another one on Dickens and Figurative Language, led by Leona Toker, the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

Keynotes: Patrick Hanks and Shlomith Rimmon-Kenan

Conference fee: 80 Euros for early registration, by 31 July; 100 Euros from 1 August.

Call for Papers:

Deadline for abstract submission: 31 March 2012

We welcome research contributions from a broad range of approaches into the character and use of figurative language and figurative semiotics at our Metaphor Festival. We include both tropes and schemes in the notion of figures of speech, and are also interested in non-verbal figurative expressions. We invite presentations on metaphor, simile, metonymy, synecdoche, oxymoron, antithesis, hyperbole, understatement, punning, irony, and on rhyme schemes and other formal rhetorical devices, as well as on figurative signs in other communicative modes and art forms.

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 at 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 general session talk, a poster presentation, or a workshop presentation. Abstracts for the general sessions should be emailed to MetaphorfestivalEnglish.su.se, while abstracts for the workshop on Linguistic and Conceptual Metaphors and their Relations should be emailed to g.j.steenvu.nl. The abstracts for the workshop on Dickens and Figurative Language should be emailed both to tokermscc.huji.ac.il and to MetaphorfestivalEnglish.su.se. Information about acceptances will be emailed by 15 May to all scholars submitting an abstract.

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


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