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Calls: Discourse Analysis,Pragmatics/Romania

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        1.    Popa Diana, 1st International Conference on Humour in Politics

Message 1: 1st International Conference on Humour in Politics
Date: 13-Mar-2009
From: Popa Diana <dpopaugal.ro>
Subject: 1st International Conference on Humour in Politics
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Full Title: 1st International Conference on Humour in Politics
Short Title: ICHCUP

Date: 06-Nov-2009 - 08-Nov-2009
Location: Galati, Romania
Contact Person: Popa Diana
Meeting Email: politicalhumorconfemail.com
Web Site: http://lit.ugal.ro

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Ling & Literature; Pragmatics;

Call Deadline: 30-May-2009

Meeting Description:

This conference is endorsed by the International Society for Humor Studies.
1st International Conference on Humour in Conventional and Unconventional
Politics (ICHCUP)
6-8 November 2009
Conference endorsed by the International Society for Humor Studies (ISHS)

Dunărea de Jos University of Galaţi
Faculty of Letters
Department of Applied Modern Languages
Galaţi, Romania

Call for Papers

Scientific Committee

Honorary Members of the Scientific Committee:
Christie Davies, University of Reading, UK
Jessica Milner Davis, University of Sydney, Australia
International Members:

Dorota Brzozowska, Opole University, Poland
Giselinde Kuipers, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Liisi Laineste, Estonian Literature Museum, Estonia
Sharon Lockyer, Brunel University, West London, UK
Ralph Müller, University of Zürich, Switzerland
Javier Munoz-Basol, University of Oxford, UK
Belene Santana, University of Salamanca, Spain
Villy Tsakona, University of Ioannina, Greece

Romanian Members:
Gabriela Colipcã, Dunãrea de Jos University of Galaţi, Romania
Corina Dobrotã, Dunãrea de Jos University of Galaţi, Romania
Anca Gâţã, Dunãrea de Jos University of Galaţi, Romania
Diana Popa,Dunãrea de Jos University of Galaţi, Romania
Carmen Popescu, Petrol si Gaze University of Ploieşti, Romania
Floriana Popescu, Dunãrea de Jos University of Galaţi, Romania

The aim of the present conference is to bring together researchers with a range
of views on humour and politics. The relation of humour and politics is
definitely not a straightforward one. The central question that could be raised
here is whether humour influences politics and shapes both political figures and
political acts. Furthermore, we would like to draw the attention on what
actually happens whenever humour occurs in political settings or is used to
refer to political affairs.

We welcome contributions on humour in:
political speeches
humour in political campaigning and political conferences
humour in parliamentary debates
humour and democracy
humour and leadership
military humour
humour in totalitarian societies
humour in wartime
political humour in the media
translation and political humour

In order to meet these objectives, the organizers invite contributions from
both linguistic and related non-linguistic disciplines such as:
political studies
media studies
cultural studies

The elaboration of joint methodological frameworks is strongly encouraged.
Contributions from empirical studies are most welcome. There will be a special
panel on Humour, Politics & the Media.

The program of the conference will include plenary lectures, parallel sessions,
roundtable works and discussions. Further details concerning the program as well
as accommodation and registration will be available in the Second Circular on

The main conference sessions will involve 40 minute talks (30 minutes + 10
minutes for discussions) and poster presentations. Contributions can focus on
results from completed as well as ongoing research, with an emphasis on novel
approaches, methods, ideas, and perspectives. Presentations should describe
original, unpublished work. The number of submissions is restricted to one
single-authored submission and one submission in co-authorship. Selected papers
will appear in a printed volume.

Dissertation Session
We are hoping to hold a special session that will give students the chance to
present recent Ph D or MA dissertations. The dissertations must be completed by
the time of the conference. The talks in this session should provide an overview
of the main original points of the dissertation; the talks will be 20 minutes,
followed by a 10-minute discussion time.

Submission of Abstracts:
deadline for submitting abstracts is May 30th, 2009.
Abstracts of 350-500 words should be sent to politicalhumorconf-at-email.com .
Acceptances will be sent out by June 15th, 2009. If you have any queries
concerning submissions, please contact the organizers at the email address
indicated above.
Contributions will be accepted in English, French and Romanian.

Participation fee
ISHS member 35 EURO
Regular participant 45 EURO
Romanian participants 190 RON
Ph D or master student 10 EURO

Connected events
Academic book display.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Galaţi.
On behalf of the Organising Committee,
Dr Diana E. Popa
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