Literary onomastics

Names as Metaphors in Shakespeare’s Comedies

We are delighted to present to you the recent work of our colleague Prof. Grant W. Smith (Eastern Washington University). Prof. Grant Smith is a well-known researcher with an excellent reputation in the onomastic world. For several decades he has had an intense activity, quantified by publications in scientific journals, proceedings, participation in congresses...

Call for papers: il Nome nel testo, XXII (2021)

Dear Onomastica & Letteratura members, colleagues and students of Literary Onomastics, We would like to invite you to participate in the upcoming issue of our journal il Nome nel testo, XXII (2021). This issue has no specific theme, so we welcome articles presenting any topic that falls within Literary Onomastics. Considering that many library locations are...

Onomastica & Letteratura 2020 Conference postponed

Dear O&L members, colleagues and students of Literary Onomastics, because of the current global COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to postpone our O&L Conference to October 2021. The conference will be held in Cagliari as planned this year and the topics tackled will be the same. In any event, we will inform you about further updates. O&L,...

Onoma 53 “Explorations in literary onomastic theory”

The Volume 53 has just been finalized. You may find this issue and upload from the Archive: https://onomajournal.org/archive/. Volume 53 of ICOS’s international journal Onoma is thematic. There are six substantive articles on theoretical aspects of literary onomastics by scholars from Poland, Czechia, Germany, the United States and England, as well as reviews of three...

XXVth International Onomastica & Letteratura Symposium

The members of the Onomastica & Letteraura we are pleased to announce that work will soon begin on the organization of the XXVth International O&L Symposium to be held this year at the University of CAGLIARI on the  22rd, 23th and 24th of October, 2020. The latest Assembly of Members has decided on the...

Literary Onomastics: a Theory

This study addresses the issue of functions of literary proper names. The main aim is to present and organise the state of the research and propose a new methodological approach to the matter. The research concentrates on the form of a novel and the analysed material includes proper names of characters that appear in...

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