Public discourse. Strategies of persuasion and interpretation
Metaforun is a permanent research forum on metaphor, under the auspices of the Project 'Public Discourse' (GRADUN) within the Instituto Cultura y Sociedad of the University of Navarra.
This forum has been established to bring together researchers in different areas, among others: linguistics, literary studies, artistic studies and human creativity (Spanish language and literature, Museo Universidad de Navarra); journalism and communication studies; philosophy of language; sociology; economics (in view of the prevalence of metaphor in this area); neuroscience (production and comprehension of figurative language); interdisciplinary studies on religion (since religious experience is often conveyed in metaphorical terms); or psychology and language acquisition. If, as Borges said, “the history of the world might well be the history of a certain number of metaphors”, it is essential to have a forum in which we can explore this stimulating area, benefiting from the interdisciplinary research in the humanities and social sciences in the Institute for Culture and Society.