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MetNet Scandinavia

MetNet Scandinavia is a network for metaphor research in, or related to Scandinavia. Our main goal is to promote research on metaphor and other types of figuration (e.g. metonymy, hyperbole, irony, etc.) in the Scandinavian context (broadly defined: e.g., about Scandinavian issues, conducted by researchers linked to Scandinavia, etc.).


MetNet Scandinavia was founded on September 24-25, 2018, with a two-day intensive workshop at Umeå University, Sweden. It is chaired by Thomas Wiben Jensen, Syddansk Universitet Odense and Annika Hillbom, Uppsala University.


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Upcoming fun!

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Events planned:

  • February 10, 14.15-16.00 (CET)

    • Anna Vogel: Metaphors in negotiations regarding civil society’s role in the welfare state. A case study from Save the Children Sweden.                  Send an e-mail to if you wish to attend.

  • May 12, 14.15-16.00 (CET)

    • Esa Penttilä, Marja Nenonen & Annika Hillbom: What is knowledge in primary education? Metaphorical conceptualizations of knowledge in Finnish, Finland-Swedish and Swedish curricula.


Join us for online seminars where we discuss current research in a relaxed setting!

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Join the network!

Are you a metaphor researcher working within a Scandinavian context? Join MetNet Scandinavia!
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