Metaphor Festival Amsterdam

Country: Netherlands

City: Amsterdam

Abstr. due: 15.03.2018

Dates: 30.08.18 — 01.09.18

Area Of Sciences: Humanities;

Organizing comittee e-mail: [email protected]

Organizers: The Metaphor Lab Amsterdam


The Metaphor Lab Amsterdam is delighted to announce that the next Metaphor Festival will take place in Amsterdam from 30 August 30 through 1 September 2018.

The Metaphor Festival is an annual conference on the use of figurative language and other modes of figurative expression. It 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, political, social, textual or discourse functions and effects. Contributions to the general session of the Festival can address the linguistic and/or literary character and use of tropes – metaphor, metonymy, simile, oxymoron, hyperbole, litotes, punning, and irony – or the character and use of rhyme schemes, various types of parallelism and other formal poetic constructions, as well as the nature of figurative signs and devices in multi-modal or non-verbal communication.

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