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:

  • Friday the 7th of October at 14.15-16.00 (CET). Send an email to Thomas Wiben Jensen if you wish to attend!

  • Friday the 25th of November at 14.15-16.00 (CET).

    • Prof. Marlene Johansson Falck, Umeå University, Sweden, will give a talk on her notion of “Lexico-Encyclopedic Conceptual Metaphors (LEC)”. If you wish to participate, send an e-mail to Annika Hillbom ( to have the Zoom-link and Marlene’s article. Everyone who is interested in metaphors is welcome!


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

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