14th RaAM conference

Conference theme: Metaphor and Space

June 23–26, 2021

Vilnius University, Lithuania (and online)




The 14th RaAM conference addresses figurative communication in reference to space, interpreted in many different ways: from spatial linguistic expressions in one or several languages to space as a frequent source domain for numerous metaphors to the space of text and discourse, of visual, auditory and other modalities.

The final submission deadline for abstracts has been extended to 18 November 2020!

Abstracts may address all aspects of metaphor (and related) research from any perspective, including but not restricted to the following:
Metaphor in cross-cultural communication, Metaphor and Mental Space Theory, Metaphor in discourse, Multimodal metaphor, Metaphor in gesture, Metaphor and translation, Metaphor in learner language and education

You may submit abstracts for one of two different presentation formats: (1) oral presentation and (2) poster. Submit your abstracts via: https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=raam14

RaAM 14 will be held on campus and online supporting greater access, equity, and sustainability in the #NewNormal. You will be able to choose between the two after your abstract is accepted.


The confirmed keynote speakers at the RaAM 14 conference are:

  • Jonathan Charteris-Black, University of the West of England, UK
  • Alan Cienki, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Michele Feist, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA
  • Charles Forceville, Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Conference registration will open in February 2021. More information can be found on the conference website: www.raam14.flf.vu.lt and on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram: @raamconf.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the organizing committee at: raam14@flf.vu.lt