AUSTRALASIAN HUMOUR STUDIES NETWORK EVENTS
20TH AHSN COLLOQUIUM on “ANYTHING GOES” 14-15 FEBRUARY 2014, NATIONAL LIBRARY, WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND
CONVENORS: Mike Lloyd (Sociology), Meredith Marra (Linguistics) and Marco Sonzogni (Italian, Translation Studies) (Victoria University of Wellington)
CALL FOR PAPERS AND WORKSHOP PROPOSAL
Papers are welcome on the limits of humour – those occasions when professional and everyday humourists go too far. This being the first AHSN colloquium to be held in New Zealand (?some islands off the coast of Australia), papers will be particularly welcome on whether ‘anything goes’ in trans-Tasman joking. Given the closeness of the two countries, is it possible to ‘go too far’ in antipodean joking? We also welcome Papers relating more broadly relating to humour and its scholarly study and also welcome, in the spirit of interdisciplinary exchange that characterises both the AHSN and the international study of humour. Post-graduate students researching humour-related topics are specially invited to present on their work-in-progress.
The National Library houses the New Zealand Cartoon Archive and Ian Grant, Chair of the Archive, will give a keynote presentation on the history of New Zealand cartooning. Other keynotes will include Moira Marsh (humour scholar and folklorist, author of a forthcoming book on practical jokes) and Matt Elliott (ex-standup comedian and author of a recent biography of iconic kiwi comedian Billy T. James).
Abstracts for proposed papers (30 minutes) and interactive workshops (60 minutes) should be submitted by 30 August 2013.
To submit your proposal, please click HERE and follow the prompts.
Details of registration etc will be posted here later in the year.
For general inquiries, contact Dr Mike Lloyd: