When Metaphors Are Used to Persuade: Characters, Worldview, and Rationales (RaAM-endorsed Panel at NeMLA, 5-8 March 2020, Boston, Massachusetts, USA)

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA - 51st Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention

When Metaphors Are Used to Persuade: Characters, Worldview, and Rationales (RaAM-endorsed Panel at NeMLA, 5-8 March 2020, Boston, Massachusetts, USA)

Recent work has focused on examining how metaphors potentially influence our reasoning in politics, business, and education. However, the extent to which metaphors are used by characters in literature to persuade other characters of their point of view on a particular issue or situation is not well examined. This panel seeks papers that demonstrate how authors represent the worldview of a character via metaphor, whether via their dialogue or their perception of setting or situations. It is hoped that interrogating metaphor use with relation to the point of view and stance of characters will provide an additional perspective on how metaphors are used to influence opinions of other actors on given issues in that created world.

Call for Paper: submissions of 300 words and a brief bio are due by September 30, 2019 at this link: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18218

NeMLA Panel Organizer:
Kathleen Ahrens, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of English
Director, Research Centre for Professional Communication in English
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Chair, The Association on Researching and Applying Metaphor

Fellow & Past President, Hong Kong Academy of Humanities

International Regional Advisor Chairperson & Board Member
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

www.researchgate.net/profile/Kathleen_Ahrens
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7863-3655
www.kathleenahrens.com

Corpus of Political Speeches
http://digital.lib.hkbu.edu.hk/corpus/index.php

 

EMAIL:

kathleen.ahrens@polyu.edu.hk

 

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SUBMISSION DETAILS:

Submissions of 300 words and a brief bio are due by September 30, 2019 at this link: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18218