23.295, Calls: Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, Semantics, Cognitive Sci/Poland

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Subject: 23.295, Calls: Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, Semantics, Cognitive Sci/Poland

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Date: 16-Jan-2012
From: Wladyslaw Chlopicki [krakow.ishs at gmail.com]
Subject: 24th International Society for Humor Studies Conference

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Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2012 13:30:40
From: Wladyslaw Chlopicki [krakow.ishs at gmail.com]
Subject: 24th International Society for Humor Studies Conference

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Full Title: 24th International Society for Humor Studies Conference 
Short Title: 24th ISHS 

Date: 25-Jun-2012 - 29-Jun-2012
Location: Krakow, Poland 
Contact Person: Wladyslaw Chlopicki
Meeting Email: krakow.ishs at gmail.com
Web Site: http://www.humor-conference2012.info 

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Semantics 

Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2012 

Meeting Description:

We are pleased to announce that the next interdisciplinary Humor Conference will take place at the historic Jagiellonian University in Kraków! It will be hosted by the Institute of English Philology, the oldest English Studies Department in Poland, which has just celebrated the centenary of its foundation.

The ISHS conference will merge with the HumorTap 4 conference as well as the 2nd Lafal Symposium, both biannual international humor conferences organized in Poland.

The Conference schedule will open with Pre-Conference Tutorials (June 25th) for those participants who have not had previous exposure to humor research. Tutors are eminent humor researchers: Christie Davies, Jessica Milner Davis, Giselinde Kuipers, Victor Raskin and Willibald Ruch. 

Call for Papers:

For the 2012 ISHS Conference, scholars, professionals, and students are invited to submit proposals for papers, panels, workshops, and posters. The deadline is March 1, 2012. All prospective paper presenters must register for the entire conference and pay registration fees at the time that they submit their proposal. If your proposal is not accepted for the conference, a full refund will be made at your request. More than one panel or paper can be submitted.

Presentations should be planned according to the following guidelines:

Paper Sessions:

Paper sessions will be 90 minutes in length with each speaker allotted twenty to twenty-five minutes for presentation with additional time for questions. Papers should focus on original research dealing with humor. Paper proposals should include an abstract that is no more than 350 words in length.


Panels or symposia should be planned for either a 90 or 180 minute format with three to four presentations per 90-minute time period. Along with a completed submission form, proposals should contain the title of the panel and include the names, affiliations, and email addresses of the chair and each contributor. Each proposal should also include an overview of the session along with separate abstracts for each paper presentation. Neither the overview nor the paper abstracts should exceed 350 words in length.


Workshops should be planned for a single 90 minute instructional/working session with one, two or three presenters/facilitators. Proposals should provide the names, affiliations, and e-mail addresses of all presenters along with a 200 to 350 word abstract of the proposed presentation.

Poster Sessions:

Poster sessions will run 30 minutes with each individual poster assigned a four-by-five foot space for presentation. All poster proposals should follow the same guidelines as for individual papers (see above). Poster sessions are generally made up of research that is in progress and not quite ready for full presentation.

The following is a recommended (but not exhaustive) list of areas where scholarly contributions are welcome (submission of moderated panels is encouraged):

Applications of humor and laughter
Business and management
Computational humor
Cultural dimensions of humor
European humor
Education, children's humor
Health/laughter therapy
History/comparative studies
Humor and gender/race/ethnicity
Humor and emotion
Humor and cognition
Humor in arts/Visual humor
Jokes, cartoons and other forms of humor
Measuring sense of humor
Performance - appreciation of comedy
Sociology of humor
Styles of humor/humor taste

Special interdisciplinary panels are planned on:

Political humor (convener: Diana Popa)
Meaning and humor (convener: Andrew Goatly)
Polish humor (conveners: Władysław Chłopicki and Dorota Brzozowska)
Hungarian humor (convener: Anna Litovkina)
Italian humor (convener: Monica Boria)
Three Men in a Boat (convener: Lorene Birden)
Good Soldier Svejk (convener: Michal Křístek)

Contributions are solicited for all the above. Contact the conference secretary or the conveners if you wish to sign up for one of the panels. Further information is available on the conference website.

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