LINGUIST List 32.1417

Thu Apr 22 2021

Summer Schools: International Society for Humor Studies 2021 Webinars / Online

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Date: 21-Apr-2021
From: Tristan Miller <tristan.millerofai.at>
Subject: International Society for Humor Studies 2021 Webinars / Online
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Host Institution:
Website: http://humorstudies.org/WebinarCenter.htm

Dates: 09-Apr-2021 - 18-Jun-2021
Location: Online, N/A, USA

Focus: The webinars cover various aspects of the linguistics of humour (including computational linguistics), as well as sociological and other aspects.
Minimum Education Level: No Minimum

Description:
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Society for Humor Studies has postponed its 33rd Conference to June 27 to July 2, 2022. In its place, the Society will hold a series of six webinars to run on alternate Fridays from April 9 through June 18, 2021. Each webinar will start at 10:00 am Pacific Daylight Savings Time (5:00 pm UTC).

The individual webinars with their topics, speakers, and dates are as follows:

Webinar 1: The Contingent Dynamics of Political Humor
April 9, 2021, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC)
Organizers: Sammy Basu, Willamette University, USA and Massih Zekavat, Europa-Universität Flensburg, Germany

Webinar 2: Is Comedy "Tragedy plus Time"? Roundtable
April 23, 2021, 10:00 am -12:00 pm PDT (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC)
Organizers: Patrice Oppliger, Boston University, USA and Eric Shouse, Eastern Carolina University, USA
Discussants: Katie Mears, Vulture.com and Darren Valenta, St. Cloud State University, USA

Webinar 3: Mutating Discriminatory Representations through Humor or How Humorists Ascribe, Disguise, and Shift Stereotypes
May 7, 2021, 10:00 am -12:00 pm PDT (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC)
Organizer: Villy Tsakona, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Discussant: Jan Chovanec, Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic

Webinar 4: Humor and Artificial Intelligence
May 21, 2021, 10:00 am -12:00 pm PDT (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC)
Organizer: Christian Hempelmann, Texas A&M University–Commerce, USA
Other Panelists: Julia Taylor Rayz, Purdue University, USA; Tristan Miller, Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence; and Tiansi Dong, Bonn University, Germany

Webinar 5: Seriously Funny: Humor that Breaks the Rules
June 4, 2021, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC)
Organizer: Delia Chiaro, Università di Bologna, Italy

Webinar 6: Humor as a Personality Characteristic: New Insights into Individual Differences in Humor and Important Life Outcomes
June 18, 2021, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC)
Organizer: Jennifer Hofmann, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Discussant: Tracey Platt, University of Sunderland, United Kingdom

Tuition Explanation: Registration for all six webinars is included with 2021 ISHS membership. Nonmembers can register for and receive access to one of the six webinars to sample what the Society has to offer, but should write to the ISHS Executive Secretary at ishshnu.edu to verify their one preferred webinar. Current nonmembers can join ISHS as a regular or an associate member on the ISHS membership page. Associate membership is just $30.

Registration: 01-Apr-2021 to 18-Jun-2021
Contact Person: Tristan Miller
                Email: tristan.millerofai.at

Apply by Email: ishshnu.edu

Registration Instructions:
ISHS members can register online for each webinar by clinking on the link provided with the webinar descriptions on the website. ISHS members and invited panelists receive automatic registration confirmation and entry into their chosen webinars. Nonmembers can register for and receive access to one of the six webinars to sample what the Society has to offer, but should write to the ISHS Executive Secretary at ishshnu.edu to verify their one preferred webinar.


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