24th Conference of the Australasian Humour Studies Network (AHSN)

“Humour: How does it Travel?”
hosted by the
Centre for Tourism and Regional Opportunities (CTRO)
Central Queensland University, Cairns Campus

2-4 February 2018

Papers are invited from all disciplines on all topics related to the study of humour, but the conveners of this conference are particularly interested in those that address the concept and practice of how humour travels, whether between times or places, genres or forms, from creator to recipient, from one hearer to another, as well as humour about travel (e.g. tourism, exotic locations etc), and the questions of whether such travelling is successful, and why – or why not.

Humour Studies is an expansive multi-disciplinary field, and we welcome approaches that encourage dialogue across disciplines as well as within them. Postgraduate students researching humour-related topics are especially invited to present their research-in-progress, and some postgraduate scholarships or fee waivers will be available to assist the attendance of those whose proposals first successfully complete review.

Guidelines for preparing proposals for papers (30 mins) and practical workshops (60 minutes),

The Call will close on Monday 10 July 2017 at 5.00pm, unless otherwise advertised.

Proposal Submission

To submit your proposal, click on the Proposal Submission side-bar link on this page and follow the prompts to upload your proposal and personal details on our dedicated submission and review website.

Conference Information

For information on attending the conference, travel and accommodation options, click on the Conference Information side-bar link on this page.

Conference registration will open here in July 2017.

Organizing Committee

Dr Anja Pabel, CQUniversity Australia
Dr Jessica Milner Davis, University of Sydney
Dr Bruce Findlay, Swinburne University of Technology


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