AHSN SEMINAR SERIES:
‘The Laughing Matter of Spirit’, Dr Rachel Aumiller, 3rd February 2023
Rachel Aumiller is a Lecturer in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, City of New York. She interested in the ethical and political dimensions of emotions, sensations, and desire. She specifically analyzes touch as the site of disorientation and crisis.,
Shame and feminist humor in social media: Who’s laughing now? Prof. Jenny Sundén & Prof. Susanna Paasonen, 24th January 2022
Jenny Sundén is Professor of Gender Studies at Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden. Susanna Paasonen is Professor of Media Studies at the University of Turku, Finland. Together, they co-authored Who’s Laughing Now? Feminist Tactics in Social Media (MIT Press, 2020).
AHSN Conference 2023:
FEB 6 Online Segment Keynote Alberto Godioli
FEB 6 Monday Session 1
FEB 6 Monday Session 2
FEB 6 Monday Session 3
FEB 7 Tuesday Session 1
FEB 7 Tuesday Roundtable Discussion
FEB 7 Tuesday Session 2
FEB 7 Tuesday Session 3
FEB 8 Datafication of Laughter Wednesday, AI, Robotics and Culture panel 3
AHSN Conference 2022:
Satire and the Dream of Cultural Politics. Nicholas Holm
Dr Nicholas Holm is a Senior Lecturer in Media Studies at Massey University, New Zealand. He is the author of Humour as Politics (Springer, 2017).
From ‘Accession’ to Black Mischief: The Politics of Race in Evelyn Waugh’s Satire. Naomi Milthorpe
Dr Naomi Milthorpe is Senior Lecturer and Head of Discipline for English at the School of Humanities, University of Tasmania. She is the author of Evelyn Waugh’s Satire: Texts and Contexts (Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2016).
Co-writing Political Satire in Australia. Ross Fitzgerald AM & Ian McFadyen
Ross Fitzgerald AM is Emeritus Professor of History and Politics at Griffith University. Ian McFadyen is a writer, actor, and television producer of Comedy Company fame. Together, they have co-authored three Grafton Everest novels: Going Out Backwards (2015), The Dizzying Heights (2019), and The Lowest Depths (2021) (Hybrid Publishers).
Send in the Clowns: Donald Trump and the Politics of Ridicule
Rebecca Persic, Curtin University
Negotiating Belonging: Humour in Narrative
Emily Greenbank, Victoria University of Wellington
An Investigation of Chinese Adult English Learners’ Comprehension of Sarcastic Tweets in English
Xuan Li, Queen’s University Belfast
“Chinese Scientists Created Coronavirus; Iranians Spread It around the World”: A Sociological Analysis of Political Relations between China and Iran in Persian Jokes
Fatemeh Nasr Esfahani, independent researcher
The Failure of Humour (or the Humour of Failure) in The Dead Don’t Die
Oliver Rendle, Manchester Metropolitan University