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,

in Journal of Pragmatics

109

pp. 95-104

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Musolff, A.

(2017)

Truth, lies and figurative scenarios: Metaphors at the heart of Brexit,

in Journal of Language and Politics

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(E-pub ahead of print)


Musolff, A.

(2017)

Metaphor and Cultural Cognition,

in Advances in Cultural Linguistics.

Springer Singapore

pp. 325-344

ISBN 978-981-10-4055-9

Full Text

(Other chapter contribution)

(Published)


Musolff, A.

(2016)

Cross-cultural variation in deliberate metaphor interpretation,

in Metaphor and the Social World

6

(2)

pp. 205-224

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(Article)

(Published)


Musolff, A.

(2016)

Political Metaphor Analysis: Discourse and Scenarios,

Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN 9781441160669

UEA Repository

(Book)

(Published)


Musolff, A.

(2016)

Friedrich Max Müller’s Cultural Concept of Metaphor,

in Publications of the English Goethe Society

85

(2-3)

pp. 125-134

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(Article)

(Published)


Musolff, A.

(2016)

Metaphor and persuasion in politics,

in The Routledge Handbook of Metaphor and Language.

Taylor and Francis

pp. 309-322

ISBN 9781138775367

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Musolff, A.

(2016)

Instrumentalization of Holocaust Memory and False Historical Analogies,

in The Holocaust in the Twenty-First Century: Contesting/Contested Memories.

Taylor and Francis

pp. 57-69

ISBN 9781138124769

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Musolff, A.

(2015)

Dehumanizing metaphors in UK immigrant debates in press and online media,

in Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict

3

(1)

pp. 41-56

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(Published)


Musolff, A.

(2015)

The role of holocaust memory in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict,

in The Israeli Conflict System : Analytic Approaches.

Routledge

pp. 168-180

ISBN 978-1-13-891243-4

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Musolff, A.

(2015)

Metaphor interpretation and cultural linguistics,

in Language and Semiotic Studies

1

(3)

pp. 35-51

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


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

(2014)

Metaphor and Intercultural Communication,

Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN 978-1-4411-6547-3

UEA Repository

(Book)

(Published)


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

(2014)

Introduction: Metaphor in Intercultural Communication,

in Metaphor and Intercultural Communication.

Bloomsbury Academic

pp. 1-16

ISBN 978-1-4411-6547-3

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Musolff, A.

(2014)

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

(Other contribution)

(Published)


Musolff, A.

(2014)

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

in Journal of Language and Politics

13

(2)

pp. 218-233

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(Article)

(Published)


Musolff, A.

(2014)

Metaphors: sources for intercultural misunderstanding?,

in International Journal of Language and Culture

1

(1)

pp. 42–59

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(Article)

(Published)


Musolff, A.

(2014)

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

in Angermion

7

(1)

pp. 75-89

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(Published)


Musolff, A.

(2012)

Die RAF als "Hitler's children"? - Öffentlicher Terrorismus-Diskurs und "Vergangenheitsbewältigung",

in 1968 : Eine sprachwissenschaftliche Zwischenbilanz.

De Gruyter

pp. 399-416

ISBN 978-3110254716

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Musolff, A.

(2012)

The study of metaphor as part of Critical Discourse Analysis,

in Critical Discourse Studies

9

(3)

pp. 301-310

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(Article)

(Published)


Musolff, A.

(2012)

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

in Language and Intercultural Communication

12

(1)

pp. 24-36

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(Article)

(Published)


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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