Full Programme: The Creative Power of Metaphor

The Creative Power of Metaphor

29-30 March 2019

Nazrin Shah Centre, Worcester College, Oxford


DAY 0 (Thursday 28 March)

Welcome Drinks @ Red Lion (14 Gloucester Street, Oxford, OX1 2BN) from 5 to 7 pm


DAY 1 (Friday 29 March)

9:00 – 9:30


9:30 – 9:45


9:45 – 10:45

Keynote + Q & A: Lera Boroditsky

Title: Language as a formative force in cognition

10:45 – 11:15

Coffee break

11:15 – 12:30

Metaphor & Linguistic Diversity Panel + Q & A

Avelino Corral,

Simon Devylder,

Kristina Štrkalj Despot,

Louise McNally

12:30 – 13:15

Poster session 1

Océane Abrard & Dejan Stosic: Towards a cross-linguistic study of meaning alternation

Letizia Cerqueglini: Metaphorical Uses of Cardinal Directions in Traditional Bedouin Arabic Dialects

Kristina Despot & Ana Ostroški Anić: A method forlanguage specific metaphorical conceptualization analysis

Anna Jelec: Embodiment and the metaphorical language of blind children

Lu Jin: The Metaphorical Correspondence between Moral Emotions and Seasons in Neo-Confucianism

Gwennant Mai Evans: Conceptual mapping in the L1 and L2

Suren Naicker: An analysis of Northern Sotho idioms with reference to Conceptual Metaphor Theory in light of the Invariance Principle

Julia Ostanina-Olszewska: Conceptualizations of up and down in cross-cultural communication

Liane Stroebel: Can one word change European history? REMAIN vs. LEAVE - The showdown of two unequal opponents

Annika Tjuka: The heel of the bread and the tongue of the sea – Body-part metaphors in object and landscape terms

Xiaojuan Tan: An inter-disciplinary metaphor study in China-US trade relationship

Sally Zacharias: The moon in narrative, metaphor and reason: A multilinguistic perspective

13:15 – 14:30

Lunch break (and ongoing poster session)

14:30 – 15:30

Keynote + Q & A: Zoltán Kövecses

Title: Metaphorical creativity – the case of emotion

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 – 17:15

Metaphor & Emotion Panel + Q & A

Francesca Citron,

Gladys Ansah,

Guido Furci,

Anna Piata

17:15 – 18:30

Poster session 2 and wine reception

Yanan Jin: A Synchronic Comparative Analysis of Emotion Metaphors of (ai) /LOVE in Chinese and German Love Letters

Xing Liu: Metaphorical Cultural Models of “Happiness” in Chinese

Kimberly Pager: Metaphors and Emotion Illustration: The Case of Pathetic Fallacy

Florencia Reali: Emotion metaphors in Joyce´s ‘A portrait of the artist as a young man’

Anna Vogel: Stylistic Effect of Metaphorical Use of Prepositions in Fiction. Case Study: Anne of Green Gables.

Greg Woodin: Degrees of metaphoricity: a quantitative gesture analysis


Dinner @ Worcester College Hall

DAY 2 (Saturday 30 March)

9:30 – 10:30

Keynote + Q & A: Andrew Goatly

Title: Metaphor and communication: Diversity, creativity and risk

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 12:15

Metaphor & Communication Panel + Q & A

Herbert Colston,

Zhuo Jing-Schmid,

Evie Malaia.

Hamad Al-Azary

12:15 – 13:00

Poster session 3

Aline Alves-Wold: ‘I will’ vs. ‘Yes, we can’: A rhetorical analysis of the political speeches of George W. Bush and Barack Obama during their election periods, with emphasis on their choice of metaphor

Anais Auge: The persuasive functions of the green for the environment metonymy in French and British newspaper articles about climate change.

Catrine Bang Nilsen: Metaphors in a foreign language

Anissa Berracheche: Construing the Other: A case study of metaphoric use in English and French media discourse

Ksenija Bogetić: Metaphor and gender/sexual identity on Tinder

Carolina Girón-García & Esbrí-Blasco Montserrat: The Role of Metaphorical Language in the Virtual Context

Nina Julich-Warpakowski: Metaphorical to whom? The Metaphoricity of Motion Metaphors in Music Criticism

Roosmaryn Pilgram: The Rethorical Potential of Metaphor

Georgios Stampoulidis, Marianna Bolognesi & Jordan Zlatev: Metaphors on the cross-roads: A cognitive-semiotic framework to the study of Greek street art

Lilla Szabo: Fakespotting: The metaphorical framing of fake news in the English and Hungarian press

Elena Trushnikova & Svetlana Mishlanova: Visualization and metaphorical representation of the image of “a teacher” by students from different countries

Jennifer Wei: Metaphorize time through space: A case study of the authoritarian period in Taiwan

13:00 – 14:15

Lunch break (and ongoing poster session)

14:15 – 15:15

Keynote+ Q & A: Rachel Giora

Title: The Creativity of Negation: On Default Metaphorical, Sarcastic, and Metaphorically Sarcastic Constructions

15:15 – 15:45

Coffee break

15:45 – 17:00

Metaphor & Creativity Panel + Q & A

Elisabeth (Lisa) El Refaie,

Giovanni Corazza,

Jeannette Littlemore,

Paula Pérez Sobrino

17:00 – 17:10


17:10 – 18:40

Poster session 4 and wine reception

Punjapol Boonma: A Study of Metaphorical Mapping in Thai Learners of English with a Focus on Context and Cultural Interferences

Kurt Feyaerts & Sien De Smet: Higher or further? Singing in different metaphorical dimensions

Jamie Findlay, Sasha Bargmann & Manfred Sailer: Extended idioms as metaphors

Laura Hidalgo Downing & Laura Filardo-llamas: Metaphor, creativity and recontextualization as social practice

Elena Isakova & Maxim Isakov: How can metaphors be saved in translation?

Rafal Jonczyk, Yushuang Liu, Gül E. Kremer, Zahed Siddique & Janet G. van Hell: The effects of creativity training on novel metaphor comprehension: An ERP study

Sebastian Malinowski : Unconventional Metaphors in English as a Lingua Franca Skype Conversations

Eiko Matsuda & Ryoko Uno: Synesthetic expressions and metaphors in mathematics

David O’Reilly: Good’ extensions of re-literalised idioms: Evaluating and comparing the creative productions of L2 and L1 language users.

Dariia Orobchuk: Creative Metaphors in Scientific Films

Carina Rasse: Poetic Metaphors: Creativity, Intentionality and Interpretation

Kazuko Shinohara & Yoshihiro Matsunaka: Interpretation of pictorial metaphors of time

Francesca Strik Lievers: How language structures create sense through metaphor

Agnes Virag: Representation of the Hungarian Parliament in Political Cartoons


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