International Akşit Göktürk Conference
3RD INTERNATIONAL AKŞİT GÖKTÜRK CONFERENCE
HUMOUR IN LITERATURE
11-12 OCTOBER 2012
VENUE: RECTOR'S BUILDING, ISTANBUL UNIVERSITY, BEYAZIT
Humour is widely regarded as the tendency to provoke laughter and provide enjoyment, yet when we are amused, laugh or smile at something we regard to be funny, the context of the object in question is often not funny at all, but rather sad and to be pitied. Although humour may be often associated with ‘mere comedy’ and thus, with a lower form of literature, it is striking to note the great number of great works of literature that indeed use humour. Throughout the ages, humour has always remained a popular approach of many authors who desire to provoke a reaction in their readers or audiences. The seriousness we attribute to humour is certainly underscored by the following remark made by Frank Moore Colby: “Men will confess to treason, murder, arson, false teeth, or a wig. How many of them will own up to a lack of humour?”
This inter-disciplinary conference seeks to investigate and explore the nature and significance of humour and its impact on diverse fields of art such as literature, drama, film or painting.
To encourage innovative dialogues, we warmly welcome papers from diverse disciplines and professions.
Humour as Defense Mechanism
Humour and the Carnivalesque
Laughter and Psychology
The Use of Satire
Puns and Verbal Ambiguity
PROPOSALS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN 20 JUNE 2012
NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE WILL BE SENT 30 JUNE 2012
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEES WILL BE AS FOLLOWS:
Regular Participation Fee $150
Research Assistant Participation Fee $75
Student Participation Fee $50
Admission is free for participation without paper.
*Registration fees should be deposited no later than 11 September 2012.
** Please include the name of the conference delegate on the bank receipt.
*** Please send us a copy of your bank receipt via e-mail.
****The registration fee covers costs of full participation, conference package, cocktail, lunches and coffee breaks, and copy of the book of abstracts.
The conference program will be announced following the completion of the depositing of fees.
The book of abstracts will include only the abstracts of participants who have deposited their registration fees in due time.
All presentations at the conference will be published approximately one year after all papers have been received.
Please deposit the total amount in USD ($) to the following bank account:
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