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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Pavlo Shopin






Professor Sarah Colvin


Cambridge International Scholarship 2014

Cambridge-Ukraine Scholarship 2011

International Parliamentary Scholarship of the German Bundestag 2011

Fulbright Faculty Development Program Scholarship 2009

DAAD Summer School Scholarship 2008

Student Scholarship of the Ukrainian Parliament 2007


Analysing Herta Müller’s literary works, critical essays, and interviews, I show how language is conceptualised metaphorically. I argue that in her writing and speech, Müller uses categories of sensory perception and motor activity to reason about the more abstract concept of language.

Academic publications:

‘Metaphorical conceptualization of destructive and destructible language in the work of Herta Müller’, Monatshefte (forthcoming)

‘Metaphorical conceptualization of injurious and injured language in Herta Müller’, Modern Language Review, 111:4 (2016): 1068-1084.

‘Unpacking the suitcases: Autofiction and Metaphor in Herta Müller's Atemschaukel’, Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies, 50:2 (2014): 197-215.

‘Voroshylovhrad lost: memory and identity in a novel by Serhiy Zhadan’, Slavic and East European Journal, 57:3 (2013): 372-387.

Further information:

Student Representative on SSLC

Faculty Graduate Representative