Metaphors–Conceptualising Horisons of Meaning–cfp

We are sending out this Call for Papers of our doctoral Symposium entitled  “Metaphors – Conceptualising Horizons of Meaning,” which will be held at Ca’ Foscari University on 26-27-28 February 2024. Abstracts (max. 250-300 words) and a mini bio must be received by 15 October at The symposium is aimed at PhD students, post-docs, and early career researchers.

The symposium will be an opportunity to discuss the role of metaphors in different areas of knowledge. The symposium will be organized into thematic panels, each of which will be dedicated to a specific aspect of the use of metaphors. Some of the panels planned are:

  • Anthropology, Science and Technology Studies (STS), Human Geography
  • Gender Studies
  • Archaeology and Heritage Management
  • Linguistics
  • Literary Studies and Literary Theories
  • Literary Urban Studies
  • Philology and Language Phylogeny
  • Tourism Management and Marketing Communication
  • Visual Arts

For further information, you can consult the website at this link or write an email to

We kindly ask you to share this call for abstracts in your mailing lists / newsletters and with your students and researchers.

Thank you for your attention.

Kind regards,

The ‘Metaphors’ Symposium Committee

PhD Students XXXVIII Cicle
Department of Asian and North African Studies,
Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
Rebecca Ciattini
Claudia Zancan
Michele Pulini
Laura Locatelli
Michele Scarlassara
Cien Liang
Wenxin Jin
Kesang Thakur

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