vendredi 13 avril 2012

Call for papers: 19th annual colloquium of the Australasian Humour Studies Network

The 19thAnnual AHSN Colloquium will be held at University of Newcastle, City Campus, 7-9 February 2013, on Humour and Creativity, and the Call for Papers is now open, closing on 11 June 2012. Proposals from research students working on humour-related topics in all disciplines are specially welcome.

Proposals are invited for 20-minute papers with 10 minutes’ discussion time, or 40-minute practical, interactive workshops on professional work relating to humour (workshops must include an element of reflection and critique concerning the relations between theory and practice). Newcastle convenors, Michael Ewans FAHA and Michael Meany, have proposed the following range of topics under the umbrella of the conference theme. The list is neither exclusive nor in order of priority: any paper or workshop addressing the colloquium theme either directly or obliquely will be considered for acceptance.

- Humour in the creation and performance of music and drama
- Humour in literary forms
- Re-creation of creativity in translating humorous drama and literature
- Humour in visual art
- The creativity of the practising comedian
- The creativity of the cartoonist
- Creation of humour in radio and television
- Creation of humour in new digital media and the internet
- The language of creation of humour
- Verbal creativity and humour
- Intersections between humour theory and creativity
- The psychology of the creation of humour
- Brain research and creativity and humour
- Applications of humour and creativity e.g. health, education, management, marketing, interpersonal relations
- Creativity, humour and the law
- Cross-cultural exchange in creating and appreciating humour

AHSN is a transdisciplinary network of scholars concerned with humour, laughter and the comic in all their forms. More information available at:

Proposals must be submitted on-line at the Colloquium website:

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