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Calls: Applied Ling, Cognitive Science, Pragmatics, Ling & Litera/Italy

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        1.    Giampaolo Poletto, Interdisciplinary Humour Conference “San Zen che ride”

Message 1: Interdisciplinary Humour Conference “San Zen che ride”
Date: 12-Feb-2010
From: Giampaolo Poletto <g.polettoyahoo.it>
Subject: Interdisciplinary Humour Conference “San Zen che ride”
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Full Title: Interdisciplinary Humour Conference "San Zen che ride"

Date: 26-Aug-2010 - 28-Aug-2010
Location: San Zeno di Montagna, Verona, Italy
Contact Person: Giampaolo Poletto
Meeting Email: g.polettoyahoo.it
Web Site: http://www.sanzencheride.it

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Science; Discourse Analysis;
Ling & Literature; Pragmatics

Call Deadline: 20-Mar-2010

Meeting Description:

Humour as Social Perception in Multilingual Contexts:
Linguistics, Literary Scholarship and Cultural Anthropology

26-28 August 2010, Ca' Montagna Council of San Zeno di Montagna, Verona, Italy

Organized by:
Comune di San Zeno di Montagna
Provincia di Verona
Associazione 'Dante Alighieri'
Università di Verona
Consortium in the Humanities (CinH)

Call for Papers

Interdisciplinary humour conference "San Zen che ride"

Humour as social perception in multilingual contexts:
linguistics, literary scholarship and cultural anthropology

26-28 August 2010
Ca' Montagna
Council of San Zeno di Montagna, Verona, Italy

Council of San Zeno di Montagna
Provincia of Verona
Association 'Dante Alighieri'
University of Verona
Consortium in the Humanities (CinH)

Our philosophy:
Humour is a constitutive element of human life as witnessed in cultural
narratives, literature, linguistic and multi-modal texts, discourse and
conversation, essays, anecdotes and in diverse communication types: in short,
humour is an indispensable human intellectual trait and product.

What are the culturally grounded imprints and patterns in producing, perceiving,
interpreting and appreciating humour? What is the role of socialization in
seeing the multicultural and multilingual world with humour? How is humour
situated, narrated and mediated? How does humour help constitute social
identity? How does humour open up taboos and how does it facilitate the
permeability between cultures? 'San Zen che ride': What is the place and message
of a smiling saint in European culture?

Further thought-provoking topics:
- the relationship between humor and the success of communicative action, with
special focus on persuasion
- the impact and consequence of humor at various levels of the information flow
and information exchange (from personal to the media level)
- humour, wit and media rhetoric: entertainment, persuasion, information

Graziella Finotti, mayor
Provincia di Verona
Laura Pighi, representative of Associazione Dante Alighieri
Universitá di Verona
Piotr Cap, University of Lodz, Consortium in the Humanities (president)
Danica Škara, University of Split, Consortium in the Humanities (vice president)
László I. Komlósi, University of Pécs, Consortium in the Humanities (vice

Invited Plenary Speakers:
Giovannantonio Forabosco (Ravenna)
Delia Carmela Chiaro (Bologna)
Giampaolo Marchi (Verona)
Anthony Mollica (Toronto)
Piotr Cap (Lodz)
Danica Škara (Split)
Marta Dynel (Lodz)
László Imre Komlósi (Pécs)

Working Languages of the Symposium: English, Italian

Program Committee:
Laura Pighi (Verona)
Piotr Cap (Lodz)
Danica Škara (Split)
László Imre Komlósi (Pécs)
Drs. Giampaolo Poletto (Pécs - Comune di San Zeno di Montagna)
Dra. Zsuzsanna Schnell (Pécs)

Organizing Committee:
Giampaolo Poletto, Claudio Bernabė, Zsuzsanna Schnell

We will accept proposals for papers on topics that examine humour in the domains
of linguistic pragmatics, literature, socio-linguistics, psycho-linguistics or
cultural anthropology. Of special interest, however, are contributions on the

(1) multilingual and multicultural contexts for humour
(2) humour as identity, self expression and self realization
(3) social attitudes and values via explicit and implicit humour socialization
(4) cultural narratives and humour
(5) narratives, anecdotes, tales, jokes and genres of literature
(6) humour in pragmatics, cognitive linguistics and teaching languages.

There will be one paper accepted per any one contributor. Contributors may also
be asked to serve as chairs. Chairs will be requested to strictly enforce the
20+10-minute limit for each talk. Presenters will be encouraged to present in
English, if possible, though Italian can also be accepted. The conference will
be limited to eight 45-minute plenary lectures and thirty 20-minute session
papers during the three days of the symposium.

Presentation Proposals:
Abstracts of 300 words (or 2000 characters), in English or in Italian, should be
submitted to Giampaolo Poletto at g.polettoyahoo.it.
Candidate participants are kindly requested to specify if they are going to
deliver their presentations in English or in Italian, so that the conveners can
provide the necessary assistance to the audience, for the sake of everybody's
understanding and accessibility.

Email communication with Mr Poletto could be conducted either in English or in
Italian. Abstracts should be informative and rigorously structured to show the
strength and the novelty of the presentation. Abstracts should be sent as
attachments (in .rtf or .doc files) by 20 March 2010. Contributors will be
informed about acceptance by 10 April, 2010.

Deadline for submissions: 20 March, 2010
Notification of acceptance: 10 April, 2010

Conference proceedings and publication of selected papers:
A full text of the papers to be presented (with a maximum length of 10 pages),
shall be submitted electronically to g.polettoyahoo.it by 30 May, 2010. The
collection of papers will be made available on the site of the conference on CDs
distributed among the participants.

The organizing committee will negotiate with reputable publishers about a book
publication. The book is not going to count as proceedings, it will be an edited
selection of papers submitted to the editors according to the editorial guidelines.

The accepted languages of the publication are the languages of the Symposium:
English and Italian. Information regarding the formatting and bibliographic
style required will be found on the link Formatting of the conference website.

Planned editors: Giampaolo Poletto, Zsuzsanna Schnell and László I. Komlósi

Deadlines and Important Dates:
20 March, 2010: Submission of abstracts
10 April, 2010: E-mail notifications of acceptance/rejection
30 May, 2010: Deadline for submitting papers formatted for conference
circulation and participants' access
15 June, 2010: Deadline for payment of registration fee of EUR 200
20 June, 2010: Conference program posted on the conference website 25-28 August,
2010: Conference in San Zeno di Montagna
31 October 2010: Submission of papers prepared for book publication according to
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