SAVE THE DATE: The Creative Power of Metaphor 29th – 30th March 2019, Oxford, UK

SAVE THE DATE: The Creative Power of Metaphor


29th – 30th March 2019 at Worcester College, Oxford, UK

Join us in Oxford for a 2-day conference designed to investigate the nexus between the following three elements: Metaphor, Linguistic Diversity, and Human Creativity.

The conference will be structured around four keynote lectures and four panels which will investigate four themes, outlined below. A call inviting participation in the panels and presentation of poster contributions will be advertised at the beginning of September.

1. Panel topic: Metaphor and linguistic diversity 

Keynote speaker: Lera Boroditsky

2. Panel topic: Metaphor and emotion

Keynote speaker: Zoltan Kövecses

3. Panel topic: Metaphor and communication

Keynote speaker: Gerard Steen

4. Panel topic: Metaphor and creativity

Keynote speaker: Rachel Giora

We look forward to welcoming you in Oxford!

The Organisers:

Professor Katrin Kohl

Dr Marianna Bolognesi

Dr Ana Werkmann Horvat

Creative Multilingualism (

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:

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