11th Conference of RaAM – the Association for Researching and Applying Metaphor
“Metaphor in the Arts, in Media and Communication”
Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, 1 – 4 July, 2016
RaAM 11 is hosted by Hermann Kappelhoff (Freie Universität Berlin) and Cornelia Müller (European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)) and will take place 1-4 July 2016 at Freie Universität Berlin.
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: film and other audio-visual media, literature, poetry, architecture, theatre, painting, music and dance as well as product design, social media and face-to-face communication.
Prior to the conference, on June 29 – 30, 2016, a PhD workshop at European University Viadrina (Frankfurt (Oder)) is offered that will be focussing on methods for analysing metaphor usage in face-to-face discourse and in audio-visual images.
The deadline for the conference has been extended! The new deadline is January 3 2016.
Please see the CFP for more details.