Humor Research Project Conference

NEOlinguists – the PhD candidate association is pleased to announce that the Humor Research Project conference will be held on April 4-5, 2019 in Sosnowiec 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.

The purpose of the conference is to create a forum for discussions on the perception of humour through various paradigms. We hope that Humor Research Project will become a chance to explore humour in its interdisciplinarity and universality, as well as will make it possible to encourage debate on the place of humour in language, culture, and academic research. Thus, we would like to invite researchers who are interested in the topic to attend this event devoted to language and humor, which will cover both linguistic and (cross-)cultural perspectives, as well as literary and translation studies so as to provide important insights into language for humorous purposes.

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

- various realisations of humour in literature and translation

- humour seen through the lens of linguistics

- cultural, cross-cultural, and multicultural aspects of humour

- humour in discourse analysis

- examples of humour in media and visual studies

- the role of the humorous in methodology and teaching

- the import of humour and laughter in cognition and social interaction

- theoretical considerations related to previous research on humour

Naturally, the list is not exhaustive so other humor-related contributions are also welcome.

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

The conference will be divided into two parallel panels: one in English and the other one in romance languages (French, Spanish, and Italian).

The conference fee is 250 PLN / 60 (conference materials and coffee breaks).

Selected papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

No accommodation or meals provided.

Participation without a paper is free of charge.

We are pleased to announce that the following scholars have agreed to deliver plenary lectures during the HRP conference:

- Rafał Borysławski, Prof. (University of Silesia)

- Władysław Chłopicki, PhD (Jagiellonian University)

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 December 19, 2018. Acceptance notifications will be sent by the end of December 2018.

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Kind regards,

Organising Committee

Marcin Kuczok, PhD

Mateusz Ostalak, MA

Anna Stwora, MA

Mariola Świerkot, MA

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