Biography

Andreas Musolff read Linguistics, German and English Philology at the Universities of Dűsseldorf and London (SOAS, UCL). After finishing the first degree, he worked at a School for Disabled Children and the Volkshochschule Dűsseldorf. In 1989, he obtained his PhD for work on the history of psycholinguistics and in 1996 his habilitation for work on political discourse analysis. In 2013 he held a Visiting Fellowship at the Truman Institute, Hebrew University in Jerusalem, in 2009 a Distinguished Visiting Fellowship, Queen Mary University of London and in 2004 a Distinguished Visiting Fellowship, Queen Mary University of London. In 1993, he was awarded the Unilever Prize for innovative language teaching.

Career History

·         1990-1995: Lecturer in German Studies, Aston University

·         1996-2010: Senior Lecturer, then reader, then Professor in German Studies, Durham University

·         since 2010: Professor of Intercultural Communication, UEA

 

Academic Background

1983 1. Staatsexamen (University of Dűsseldorf)

1985 MA (University of Dűsseldorf)

1989 Dr. Phil. (University of Dűsseldorf)

1997 Dr. Habil. (University of Dűsseldorf)

Awards/Visiting Professorships

2009 Distinguished Visiting Fellowship, Queen Mary University of London

2004 Visiting professorship, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

1993 together with Professor Nigel Reeves, OBE: Unilever Prize for innovative language teaching

All Publications

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Musolff, A.

(2017)

Metaphor, irony and sarcasm in public discourse

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Musolff, A.

(2016)

Cross-cultural variation in deliberate metaphor interpretation

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Musolff, A.

(2016)

Political Metaphor Analysis: Discourse and Scenarios

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Musolff, A.

(2016)

Friedrich Max Müller’s Cultural Concept of Metaphor

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Musolff, A.

(2015)

Dehumanizing metaphors in UK immigrant debates in press and online media

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Musolff, A.

(2015)

The role of holocaust memory in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict

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Musolff, A.

(2015)

Metaphor interpretation and cultural linguistics

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Pagani, G. (ed.), Musolff, A. (ed.), MacArthur, F. (ed.)

(2014)

Metaphor and Intercultural Communication

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Pagani, G., Musolff, A., MacArthur, F.

(2014)

Introduction: Metaphor in Intercultural Communication

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Musolff, A.

(2014)

Review of Anna Idström and Elisabeth Piirainen. (eds.) Endangered Metaphors. Amsterdam: Benjamins

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Musolff, A.

(2014)

Metaphorical parasites and “parasitic” metaphors: Semantic exchanges between political and scientific vocabularies

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Musolff, A.

(2014)

Metaphors: sources for intercultural misunderstanding?

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Musolff, A.

(2014)

"Beat Back the Hun!” How an act of ‘Self’-construction was turned into an exemplary case of ‘Othering’

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Musolff, A.

(2012)

Die RAF als "Hitler's children" - Öffentlicher Terrorismusdiskurs und "Vergangenheitsbewältigung"

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Musolff, A.

(2012)

The study of metaphor as part of Critical Discourse Analysis

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Musolff, A.

(2012)

From Teamchef Arminius to Hermann Junior: glocalised discourse about a national foundation myth

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Musolff, A., Musolff, A. (ed.), Kleinke, S. (ed.), Kövecses, Z. (ed.), Szelid, V. (ed.)

(2012)

Cognition and Culture. The Role of Metaphor and Metonymy

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Musolff, A.

(2012)

Cultural Differences in the understanding of the metaphor of the "Body Politic"

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Musolff, A.

(2012)

Immigrants and Parasites: The History of a Bio-Social Metaphor

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Musolff, A.

(2012)

The Popular Image of Genocide: Adaptation and Blending of Hitler's annihilation prophecy and the parasite metaphor in Der Ewige Jude

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Key Research Interests

My research interests are in the areas of Intercultural Communication, Cognitive Linguistics, Political Discourse Analysis, Historical Semantics and Pragmatics and the History of Applied Linguistics. My most recent work has focused on cross-cultural comparison of metaphor use, language and racism, and quotation in intercultural communication.

Teaching Interests

Intercultural Communication, Communication conflicts and their resolution, Metaphor, Translation: English-German

Teaching Activities

  • MA in Language, Society and Culture
  • MA in Communication and Language Studies
  • MA in Conflicts in Intercultural Communication
  • MA in Applied Translation Studies

External Activities and Indicators of Esteem

  • ERASMUS lecture, University of Heidelberg
  • Truman Institute Fellowship report
  • Member: Executive Committee of International Association: Researching and Applying Metaphor
  • Former member: Executive Committee of Societas Linguistic Europaea
  • Series co-editor: Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture

Key Responsibilities

Director of Research

Director, Postgraduate Research