Humor Research Project seminar

Friday, 7 Apr. 2017

NEOlinguists – the PhD candidate association is pleased to announce that the first Humor Research Project seminar will be held on November 30 and December 1, 2017 in Katowice (CINiBA) under the patronage of the Institute of English, the Institute of English Cultures and Literatures,and the Institute of Romance Languages and Translation Studies of the University of Silesia.

We would like to invite you to attend our workshop devoted to language and humor which offers an opportunity to learn different approaches to research methodology. This collaborative research project will cover both linguistic and cultural perspectives, as well as literary and translation studies so as to provide important insights into language for humorous purposes. We want to welcome all PhD candidates and final year MA students who wish to contribute their papers and participate in the discussions directly related to methodologies that can be applied to studying humor through the lens of various paradigms.

The list of topics includes but is by no means limited to humor in:

- literature and translation
- discourse analysis
- linguistics
- media
- methodology
- culture and cognition
(other humor-related contributions are also welcome)

We will listen, discuss, and work together to establish a wider framework for some problematic issues, encourage debate, and answer burning questions with a view to improving academic research work. The seminar aims to bring together students and young academics in various fields of research in order to exchange views on the aspects of humor in language studies.

Each presenter will be given 20 minutes (plus 10 minutes for discussion).

The seminar languages are English and Polish.

There is NO seminar fee!

Coffee breaks included, yet no accommodation or meals provided.

We are pleased to announce that the following scholars have agreed to deliver plenary lectures during the HRP seminar:
- prof. UŁ dr hab. Marta Dynel - our special guest from the University of Lodz
- dr Justin Battin
- dr hab. Ewa Bogdanowska-Jakubowska
- dr Monika Grotek
- dr Anna Malinowska
- dr Adam Pluszczyk
- dr hab. Krystyna Warchał

Our translation workshop focused on humor will be run by dr Marta Mamet-Michalkiewicz.

If interested in participating and contributing a paper, please send us a short description of your proposal. The abstract word limit is 300 words, and the abstract submission deadline is July 3, 2017.

Acceptance notifications will be sent by the end of September 2017.

In order to submit your paper please contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Learn more soon: www.ija.us.edu.pl/index.php/hrp

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