Workshop “Metaphor and Ambiguity Analysis” (MAmbA)

26-27 March 2021, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen - online


Organizers: Natascha Elxnath & Sarah Metzger (both GRK 1808)

This workshop is concerned with the different types of conflicts that lead to metaphorical readings. We hypothesize that a thorough investigation of the underlying conflicts sheds light upon larger questions metaphor research has been struggling with: how to model the ambiguity of metaphors from a formal semantic point of view, and how to properly distinguish between metaphorical and literal readings.

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Invited Speakers

Monika Fludernik (Universität Freiburg)
Louise McNally (Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona)
Michele Prandi (Università di Genova)
Irene Rapp (Universität Tübingen) and Stefan Engelberg (IDS Mannheim)
Sabine Schulte im Walde (Universität Stuttgart)


"Ambiguity and Narratology"

An Interdisciplinary and Diachronic Workshop
April 22-24, 2021, University of Tübingen
Workshop venue: t.b.a.

Organisers: Simon Grund, Robert Kirstein, Julian Wagner

Confirmed Speaker: Irene J.F. de Jong, Amsterdam
(Narratology and & Classics)

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International Conference in Hybrid Format

Linguistic and Poetic Economy: Ambiguity and Small Forms
May 14-15, 2021

A joint event of the RTG 1808: Ambiguity – Production and Perception, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen and RTG 2190: Small Forms, Humboldt Universität Berlin in co-operation with the Literarisches Colloquium Berlin (https://www.lcb.de)
The conference will take place as a hybrid event with participants at the LCB Berlin, in Tübingen and via zoom. Please click here for further information. The full programme will follow shortly.

Prof. Dr. Angelika Zirker (RTG 1808: Ambiguity – Production and Perception):
Dr. Maren Jäger (RTG 2190: Small Forms)


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