EVENTS

AUSTRALASIAN HUMOUR STUDIES NETWORK EVENTS

21ST ANNUAL AHSN CONFERENCE 4-6 FEBRUARY 2015

"Humour: Politics, Pragmatics, Ethics”

The 21st AHSN Conference will take place 4 - 6 February 2015 at the State Library of South Australia, hosted by the Flinders Institute for Research in the Humanities (FIRtH). The organising team comprises four Flinders University staff: Dr Christine Nicholls (Australian Studies), Associate Professor Robert Phiddian (English), Dr Colette Mrowa-Hopkins (French) and Dr Antonella Strambi (Italian), assisted by Ms Joy Tennant, FIRtH administrative assistant ().

The Provisional Program for the Conference is now available and Registration for presenters and attendees continues to be open. To view the program and to register, click on the side-bar link, “AHSN2015 Information”, and locate the link to the Conference website at Flinders University where the Registration form and the Program are available for download. Information on travel and accommodation options and how to make an enquiry is also posted at the Conference website.

Conference Keynote Speakers are:

Bruce Petty, distinguished Australian political cartoonist, speaking on his life’s work in cartooning

Prof. Cliff Goddard, Griffith University, speaking on the topic, “Sarcastic”, “deadpan”, “irreverent”: A semantic guide to Australian ways of laughing.”

Assoc. Prof. Peter Marks, University of Sydney, speaking on the topic, “But Some are More Equal than Others: Interpretations, Reinterpretations and Misinterpretations of Orwell’s Animal Farm”

There will also be a Panel and Discussion on “Charlie Hebdo - humour, politics and the art of provocation - where to draw the line?”

We look forward to seeing you there in February!

POST-CONFERENCE RESEARCH TRAINING EVENT

Flinders Institute of Research in the Humanities (FiRTH) will offer in conjunction with the AHSN2015 Adelaide Conference a day-long

HUMOUR MASTERCLASS
INVESTIGATING HUMOUR AND LAUGHTER: TRANS-DISCIPLINARY APPROACHES

This is an interactive event for Australasian Post-Graduate Students researching humour and laughter, and will be presented by Dr Jessica Milner Davis (AHSN Co-ordinator) and Dr Bruce Findlay (AHSN Review Panel Chair).

This free event will be held on the Flinders University Campus at Bedford Park, South Australia, on 7 February 2015, in the International Room (5.34, Education Building, Flinders University).

Note: Full Day Class (9.00 am-4.30 pm) - bookings compulsory

Enquiries & Bookings: or