LINGUIST List 26.4944

Thu Nov 05 2015

Calls: Applied Ling, General Ling/Germany

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Date: 05-Nov-2015
From: Regina Brückner <>
Subject: 11th Conference of the Association for Researching and Applying Metaphor
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Full Title: 11th Conference of the Association for Researching and Applying Metaphor
Short Title: RaAM 11

Date: 01-Jul-2016 - 04-Jul-2016
Location: Berlin, Germany
Contact Person: Regina Brückner
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Dec-2015

Meeting Description:

RaAM is committed to the study of metaphor, metonymy and other forms of figurative expression in all domains of life and with a particular focus on the application of
metaphor research to real-life issues. With the 2016 theme “Metaphor in the Arts, in Media and Communication”, the conference RaAM 11 will embrace this central
thought by putting the spotlight on ways of metaphorical communication – often beyond the scope of solely language-based discourse – in some of the most
prominent areas of metaphor usage. RaAM 11 wants to provide a platform for research from various fields that regard metaphor as a fundamental principle of
communication in the realm of the arts as well as in different forms of media and every-day communication. The conference aims to explore metaphor and metaphor
usage in contexts that operate on a broad range of sensory data and different levels of imagery. This includes film and other audio-visual media, literature, poetry, architecture, theatre, painting, music and dance as well as production design, social media and face-to-face communication. We especially invite contributions that
explore and discuss the link between these realms: a particular experiential, embodied, sensory dimension of metaphor that grounds understanding and the
emergence of meaning.

The conference will feature plenary lectures by:

- Jennifer M. Barker – Georgia State University
- Petra Gehring – Technische Universität Darmstadt
- José Mario Gutierrez Marquez – Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
- Irene Mittelberg – RWTH Aachen

We are very much looking forward to your submissions and hope to see you in at the RaAM 11 next year.

The Local Organizing Committee:
Hermann Kappelhoff – Freie Universität Berlin
Cornelia Müller – European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)

Call for Papers:

Metaphor in the Arts, in Media and Communication
Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, 1 – 4 July, 2016

We are pleased to announce the 11th Conference of RaAM – the Association for Researching and Applying Metaphor which will be held at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, 1 – 4
July, 2016.

We invite researchers from different disciplines, theoretical and methodological backgrounds to submit abstracts of papers, themed panels or poster presentations addressing topics
within the broad range of the conference theme.

Submission of Abstracts:

Abstracts for 20-minute papers and posters should be no longer than 400 words (excluding references). Proposals for themed panels (2-4 papers of 20 minutes) should add a panel
description of no more than 300 words. All abstracts have to be submitted via ConfTool (

Deadline for abstract submission: December 15, 2015

Please note that you will have to be a member of the RaAM association in order to attend the conference. (For further information visit: You do not have
to be a RaAM-member to submit an abstract but will need to be registered as an association member in order to complete the conference registration process in spring 2016.

Pre-Conference PhD Workshop “How meaning becomes graspable”

Prior to the conference, on June 29 – 30, 2016, a PhD workshop is offered that will be focusing on methods for analysing metaphor usage in face-to-face discourse and in audio-visual
images. It is aimed at – but not restricted to – junior researchers and young academics dealing with metaphor research, analysis of face-to-face communication and of audio-visual
media, who are interested in analytical methods with regard to their object of research.

In order to apply for participating in the workshop a letter of motivation as well as an academic CV (assembled as one PDF file) are to be submitted via ConfTool
( where you also have to register in case of acceptance.

Further Information and Contact:

If you have any further questions regarding the conference, please visit the conference website or send an email to
Regarding the workshop, please send an email to

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