Metaphor and Gender

Call for papers “Metaphor and Gender”

The journal (open access, print version published by Wehrhahn) will dedicate its thirtieth issue set to be published at the beginning of 2019 to taking a closer interdisciplinary look at the role of metaphor and metonymy in gender discourse. Articles from linguistics as well as social and media sciences are welcome for the issue “Metaphor and Gender”. Various theoretical, methodological and empirical angles can serve as starting points for approaching issues such as traditional and modern gender roles and the (clichéd) way they take form in language. Contributions examining the metaphorization or metonymization of the diversity concept are just as suitable as those studying how images express the relationship among power, bodies, violence and gender in literature, media or everyday discourse. You are free to delve into topics such as homosexual marriage, gender construction in sports or the aestheticization of images of male and female bodies in advertising and equally also into, for instance, the so-called natural attribution of certain gender roles in professional or daily life – metaphorically speaking. We would prefer that articles tie into the theory of metaphor, providing new insights by incorporating and reflecting on feminist, post-feminist and masculinity theories.

Should you be interested in contributing, please submit your abstract by 30 April 2018. If the editors and editorial board accept your submission, the deadline for invited articles is 30 September 2018. Articles can be published in German, English, French, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish.

Please email your abstract to by 30 April 2018.

30/4/2018: Article abstract deadline
Beginning of May 2018: Feedback on article acceptance
30/9/2018: Article deadline
Review process until end of November 2018
Publication middle of February 2019

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