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Three-Day International Conference on Humour: Texts, Contexts
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Three-Day International Conference on Humour: Texts, Contexts

12/6/2013 to 12/8/2013

When: 12/6/2013
Where: Trivandrum, Kerala  


Humour: Texts, Contexts
Sponsored by Littcrit: An Indian Response to Literature

Humour is a ubiquitous aspect of culture that has been largely neglected in the academic domain, but recently salvaged by Cultural Studies. The conference will highlight the interdisciplinary relevance of humour research, from the perspectives of literary studies, education, psychology, anthropology, sociology, politics, religion, philosophy, business, healthcare, and others.  There will be invited lectures on the various facets of humour, its functions and relationships, on humour theories, and how humour varies according to culture, age, gender, purpose and context. Papers and poster presentations will be invited from academics, scholars and students from various universities and departments across the country under the following sub-categories:

  • Types of Humour
  • Humour: Archetypes and Stereotypes
  • Humour and Literature
  • Humour and Culture
  • Humour in Education
  • Humour and the Nation
  • Humour and Power
  • Comic Subversions
  • Humour and Politics
  • Women and Humour
  • Ethnic Humour
  • Humour in Performance
  • Humour in Popular Culture
  • Humour in the Audio-Visual Media
  • Psychology of Humour
  • The Science of Humour
  • The Art of Writing Humour
  • Humour in Art
  • Humour and Popular Culture
  • Humour and Gender
  • Humour and Folk Culture
  • Humour and Ethnicity

Original, unpublished articles and presentations on the themes mentioned above, or on related issues, are invited for presentation in the conference. We only solicit unpublished papers, as we will be publishing a commemorative volume, with ISBN, in connection with the conference. The volume will be released at the inaugural function of the conference.

               Last date for the receipt of abstracts: 31 July 2013
               Information on the selection of abstracts: 15 August 2013
               Payment of Registration fee: 10 September 2013
               Last date for the receipt of full paper: 15 October 2013

Send your abstract to:
Dr. P.P. Ajayakumar, Chairman at
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