The Creative Power of Metaphor

29 - 30 March 2019
Nazrin Shah Centre, Worcester College, Oxford, UK


Brain neural network


Join us for a 2-day conference on the nexus between Metaphor, Linguistic Diversity, and Creativity.

The conference will be structured around four themes. Each theme will be introduced in a keynote lecture, and developed in a plenary round-table discussion featuring selected panelists (see Call for Panel Participation below). Panelists will address general questions (see Research Questions below) as well as questions raised by the audience. Moreover, two extensive Poster sessions will be dedicated to present specific studies related to the four themes (see Call for Poster Presentations).

For queries and clarifications please contact the organisers.

Important Dates
Themes and Research Questions
Keynote Speakers
Programme overview
Full programme
Practical Information

Download a map of Worcester College.

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED; THE CONFERENCE IS SOLD OUT. Any questions, please email the conference organisers.

The Organisers

Professor Katrin Kohl

Dr Marianna Bolognesi

Dr Ana Werkmann Horvat

The conference is part of the multi-institutional research programme Creative Multilingualism, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Our research group is a large cross-disciplinary team of academics working on the nexus between linguistic diversity and creativity. The conference is being organised by Strand 1 of Creative Multilingualism: Embodying Ideas – the Creative Power of Metaphor.

We look forward to welcoming you in Oxford!