How meaning becomes graspable

Prior to the conference, on June 29 - 30, a PhD workshop is offered that will be focussing on methods for analyzing metaphor usage in face-to-face discourse and in audio-visual images. It is aimed at – but not restricted to – junior researchers and young academics dealing with metaphor research, analysis of face-to-face communication and of audio-visual media, who are interested in analytical methods with regard to their object of research.

Together we want to sift, analyse, and discuss data – among others with regard to the respective research questions of the participants – on a small scale and in a concentrated and collaborative manner. For this purpose, the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder) provides an appropriate and supportive setting. Being situated directly at the heart of Europe, at the German-Polish border and close to Berlin, it allows for working in a longstanding academic and scenic environment. As such, the Viadrina is not only in the metaphorical sense a bridge building. We also want to look more closely at that metaphor, to wit by joint activities on the two sides of the Oder river.


Registration for the workshop is to be made via Conftool in the course of your conference registration. Please note that only people who successfully applied for the workshop can participate and register.
In case of any uncertainties or queries concerning the workshop, please contact the organizers at the email address

The Workshop is supported by: