Symposium on Figurative Framing

On 15 December 2017, I will organize a symposium on “Figurative Framing in Political Communication” as part of my NWO Veni project. To register, we kindly ask that you fill out the registration form. We ask for a small registration fee of €5,- to cover the expenses of lunch.

This is the program:

9.15 – 9.45:
Room open, coffee and tea

9.45 – 10.00:
Opening of the symposium by dr. Christian Burgers (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

10.00 – 11.00:
Keynote 1: Political Metaphors, Past and Present
Prof. dr. Kathleen Ahrens (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

11.00 – 11.15:
Coffee break

Session 1: New methods and approaches to figurative framing
11.15 – 11.45:
HIP: A method for linguistic hyperbole identification in discourse
Britta C. Brugman, MSc (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) and Kiki Y. Renardel de Lavalette, MA (University of Amsterdam)

11.45 – 12.15:
Deliberate Metaphor Theory and its theoretical issues: A bottom-up approach to the analysis of political metaphor in discourse
Pauline Heyvaert, MA (Université de Liège, Université Catholique de Louvain)

12.15 – 13.15:
Lunch break

Session 2: Information and bias in figurative frames
13.15 – 13.45:
Metaphors of cyberinfrastructure in news discourse
Ellen F. Droog, MSc (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

13.45 – 14.15:
Where social stereotypes come from: The creation of new social stereotypes through the observation of ironic communication
Dr. Camiel J. Beukeboom (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

Session 3: Figurative frames in populist discourse
14.15 – 14.45:
Political communication in the age of Trump: A comparison between traditional conservatism and the president’s cabinet
Dr. Carlota M. Moragas Fernández (Universitat Rovira i Virgili)

The persuasive power of right-wing populist rhetoric: How figuratively framed populist statements affect political opinion
Amber Boeynaems, MA (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

Coffee break

Keynote 2: Framing Brexit as a rescue from the ‘diseased’ heart of Europe
Prof. dr. Andreas Musolff (University of East Anglia)

Dr. Julien Perrez (Université de Liège)