A KOU National Workshop Announced and Published by RaAM

The Association for Researching and Applying Metaphor (RaAM), a Uk-based academic association, in their biannual newsletter publishes a piece of news about a workshop held on 22nd April, 2021 by The English Department, Faculty of Education. RaAM is an international association, each two years they arrange a conference in a different country which hosts prominent figures in the fields of stylistics, discourse analysis and metaphor studies.

The English Department's workshop was dedicated to presenting the findings of two research groups supervised by Dr. Ahmad Abulaziz and Mr. Daban Q. Jaff.  Moreover, the findings of the research group will be presented in two international conferences at PALA2021 at Nottingham University(on 9th of July) and RaAM2021 at Vilnius University in Lithuania(on 25th of June).

You can find the details here:


The details of the workshop:
First Session: The Representation Of Trauma In The Holocaust Literature: A thematic approach
Host: Bekhall Pishraw Ahmad

Panel Speakers and Titles
1. Rayan Aram Hidait: Identity Crisis in Hal Lieberman's Throne of Straw
2. Akar Azad Fatholla: The Holocaust from Kurdish Perspectives

Second Session: Representation of Trauma Stress in 9/11 Literature: A Cognitive Approach
Host: Gyaband Shera Sabr

Panel Speakers and Titles
1. Ahmad Nawzad Atoof: Conceptual Metaphor Theory application on Trauma discourses
2. Nzar Omer Hammadamin: Metaphors of Trauma in Eric Walters’ We All Fall Down: a cognitive approach


RaAM; Koya University


Koya University (KOU) is located in the city of Koya (Koy Sanjaq) which is 1.0 hr drive to the East of the Kurdistan Region capital Erbil (Arbil, Hewlér) in Kurdistan Region of F.R. Iraq. It is on the foothills of beautiful high mountain. Its campus has been carefully laid out to embrace the beautiful mountainous nature. . There are 4 Faculties and 2 Schools in KOU; Faculty of Engineering (FENG), Faculty of Science and Health (FSCH), Faculty of Education (FEDU), Faculty of Humanities and Social Silences (FHSS), Shcool of Physical Education (SPHE) and School of Medicine (SMED). Also, there are two research centers; Genome Center and Malai Gawra Center. Moreover, at KOU there is an English Language Center (BELC) at KOU has been opened with the sponsorship of IREX and American embassy in Baghdad as well as with the support of Spring International Language Center of The University of ArkansasKOU has two Scientific Journals; ARO-The Scientific Journal of Koya University, which is indexed by Clarivate Analytics (ESCI), and Koya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (KUJHSS). KOU is a proactive member of Erasmus/ Marhaba Project and Erasmus+. KOU signed many Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) with many International Universities, e.g., The University of Arkansas (June 2015). The Lulea University in Sweden (April 2014), The University of Nottingham in the UKThe University of Buckingham in the UK (Oct 2008), Belkin University in Turkey (Sep 2009) and The University of Greenwich in the UK.


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