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.

MetaforUN Seminars

Main Researcher

Ruth BreezeRuth Breeze
Extension: 805631
Office 1110 (1st floor, ICS)



Inés OlzaInés Olza
Extension: 802226
Office: 1100 (1st floor, ICS)