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Friday, 28 October 2016 09:54

Call for papers: Metaphor and Translation

Call for papers: Metaphor and Translation

The conference organisers invite proposals for papers which investigate how a metaphor may be transferred from one language to another or from one semiotic system to another, (for example, in literature or in the cinema). Metaphor may be regarded from the point of view of language, (conventional metaphors, phraseology), style (creative metaphor) or conceptual fields (cognitive metaphor). It may be in relation to a text, an author, a field of activity or a cultural aspect. Corpora may include literary texts, political discourse, technical terminology, recent creations in the media or in social networks, as well as the discussion of theories about the transmission of ideas from one language to another through the medium of metaphor.

Metaphor has been studied in stylistics, rhetoric and discourse analysis, from the point of view of linguistic structures, semantics, morphology and syntax, as well as in translation studies. It is hoped that its study through the medium of translation will offer new approaches in these different fields.

The two working languages will be French and English and any combination of European languages in translation will be welcome. The Organising Committee is planning to publish the conference proceedings.

Event details:

University of Toulon, France, 1-2 June 2017


Details on registration and the programme will be published on the conference website at a later date.

An abstract of max. 300 words (without references), as well as your title and affiliation, should be sent by 31 December 2016 to the following address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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