Metaphor in end-of-life care (MELC)


Metaphor in Health Communication workshop: One-day symposium at Lancaster University

On 14 February 2014, Lancaster University, in collaboration with RaAM, will host a one-day symposium on metaphor and health communication. The day will feature seven talks and discussions with the audience. Confirmed speakers and titles are listed below. The full programme is also available to download here.

  • Jonathan Charteris-Black: Complex metaphors in illness discourse
  • Nelya Koteyko and Daniel Hunt: Metaphors in the field of the Internet and health: A review of claims about social networking sites in clinical literature
  • Gabriella Rundblad: Soups, stews, cocktails and brews: A taste of the (non-existent) health threat of emerging contaminants in UK and US media
  • Brigitte Nerlich: Epigenetics: Metaphor beyond genetics?
  • Elena Semino: Metaphor and chronic pain
  • Bella Vivat: "It's in the back of your mind": Talking about spiritual wellbeing with people receiving palliative care for cancer
  • Veronika Koller, Jane Demmen, Zsofia Demjen and Elena Semino: Metaphor and (dis)empowerment in end-of-life care

Please note that there will be no call for papers for this event, instead we will allocate 30 places for audience members on a first come, first served basis. The event is free, including lunch and refreshments, but we ask audience members to please sort out their own accommodation (see

For further information about the Association for Researching and Applying Metaphor (RaAM) please see their website.

To register, please contact Carolina Fernandez Quintanilla (

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