Friday, March 1, 2013

Registration, 8:00-9:00AM

SESSION I, 9:00-10:30AM

Panel A: Revolutionary Laughter. UC224A.
Andrea Avila Becerril
Seth Adema (Wilfrid Laurier University) – “Why are you laughing? There is absolutely nothing funny about any of this”: Laughter and the Fall of Bukharin

Zora Kadyrbekova (McGill University) – Failed Union of Satire and Realism in Ilf and Petrov’s The Twelve Chairs and The Golden Calf

Megan Russell (New York University) – The Last Laugh: Coming to Revolutionary Conclusions in Jean Vigo’s Avant-Garde documentary film A Propos de Nice (1929)

Panel B: La Política de la Risa… UC225A.
Moderator: Katarzyna (Kasia) Jasinski

Slawomira Hastedt (Western) – “La ‘Huelga de dolores’ en la literatura guatemalteca.”

Juan Carlos Rocha Osornio (Western) – Joteando en la narrativa mexicana de temática homosexual: La reiteración de la homofobia a través del humor en Brenda Berenice o el diario de una loca (1985) de Luis Montaño

Ana Chiarelli (Western) – Crónicas de un nómada: El humor como estrategia del recuerdo

Coffee break, 10:30-11:00AM

SESSION II, 11:00-12:30PM

Panel A: Performing the Burst. UC224A.
Moderator: María Luisa Lopez

James Southworth (Western) – Madonna’s Greatest Philosophical Hits

Mark Plum (University of Iowa) – Discourse Analysis and the Seinfeld phenomena

Kara Stone (York University) – Public Feelings and Tig Notaro Live

Panel B: De las Aventuras Humorísticas del Quijote. UC225A.
Moderator: Juan Carlos Rocha

Adam Karr (University of Virginia) – Translating Humor: The Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Evolution of Don Quixote in English Translation

Jimena Zambrano (Western) – Don Quijote de la Mancha ¿Una novela para reír? La influencia de la lectura prerromántica en las ilustraciones de la novela cervantina

Mohammed Jamil Afana (Western) – El “Humor Licuado” Cervantino

Lunch break, 12:30-2:00PM

SESSION III, 2:00-3:30PM

Panel A: The Naked Laugh. UC224A.
Moderator: Andrea Privitera

Troy Bordun (Trent University) – Georges Bataille, Philosopher of Laughter

Marco Piana (McGill University) – The Bodily Utopia. Italo Calvino, Bakhtin and the Upside Down World

Anna Amelia Raff (New York University) – Turkish Shadow Puppetry and the Carnivalesque

Panel B: … Y la Risa de la Política. UC225A.
Moderator: Diana Botero

Edgar Yanez (Western) – Sorna, Humor y Crítica en la caricatura del Venezolano Pedro León Zapata

Jaime Ontiveros (Western) – El humor en los tiempos del cólera: La justicia social en México

Coffee break, 3:30-4:00PM

Dr. Allan Pero (Western) – Camp: Kant’s Unwritten Fourth Critique
Moderator:  Aurie Zeran

Dinner at The Spoke, 6:00-8:00PM

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Registration, 8:00-9:00AM

SESSION IV, 9:00-10:30AM

Panel A: Classic(al) Jokes. UC224A.
Moderator: Katarzyna (Kasia) Jasinski

Jared Babin (University of Ottawa) – Comedy and Freedom in Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit

Sarbani Banerjee (Western) – Laughing it over inside-out: How comedy casts its spell in Aristophanes’ Lysistrata

Marin Laufenberg (University of Wisconsin-Madison) – Spectatorship on the Stage of Human Rights: Antigona furiosa by Griselda Gambaro

Panel B: Beyond Mirth. UC225A.
Moderator: Amberle Tannahill

Natalie Doonan (Concordia University) – le/the Sensorium: Humour as Aesthetic and Political Proposal

Julia Polyck-O’Neill (Brock University) – Homage in Blue: General Idea’s Shut the Fuck Up

Olympia Kiriakou (University of Toronto) – Carole Lombard as a Transcendental Comic

Coffee break, 10:30-11:00AM

SESSION V, 11:00-12:30PM

Panel A: Those Pesky Words. UC224A.
Moderator: Elika Ortega

Anthony Faber (Universite de Montreal) – “Words, words, words:” The Idea of the Absurd as Method in Hamlet

Dru Farro (Western) – A Sparrow with a Machine Gun

Nancy Aravecz (New York University) – Take a Look in the Mirror: Borges’ Subversive Erudition

Panel B: Social Comedy. UC225A.
Moderator: Anaid Perez Mata

J. Coplen Rose (Wilfrid Laurier University) – Laughing Across a Social Divide: Corruption and Class in Pieter-Dirk Uys’s MacBeki

Irvin Hunt (Columbia University) – Laughter, Freedom, and History in the Works of Ralph Ellison

Elisabeth Wood (University of Michigan) – Choju Giga Scrolls

Lunch break, 12:30-2:00PM

SESSION VI, 2:00-3:30PM

Panel A: Critical, Political, Mystical. UC224A.
Moderator: Karim Abuawad

Rachel McArthur (University of Toronto) – Victorian Comedic Theory: The Progressive Turn

Tanya Romaniuk (York University) – The Serious Side of Laughter: An Interactional and Critical perspective on Laughter in Politics

Pooriya Alimoradi (Concordia University) – Eastern Ritualism and Iranian Mysticism

Panel B: Don’t worry, there is more laughter in production. UC225A.
Moderator: Kevin Godbout
Anna Candido (McGill University) – Comedic Honesty in the New Media Environment: An Analysis of Marc Maron’s WTF Podcast

Devin Wilson (University at Buffalo) – Duchamping in Game Making”: An Analysis of Pippin Barr’s Parodic Computer Games

Coffee break, 3:30-4:00PM

Dr. Ian Reilly (Concordia) – Laughing Our Way to Revolution?  The Uneven Politics of Contemporary Humour
Moderator: Jaime Brenes Reyes

Dinner at the Grad Club with Visual Arts conference, 6:00-8:00PM

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Registration, 9:30-9:45AM

SESSION VII, 9:45-11:00AM

Panel A: Something in the way s/he laughs. UC224A.
Moderator: Itziri Moreno

Evelyn Deshane (Trent University) – “What’s the difference between us and them? Nothing”: Looking at Identities, Audiences, and Humour in Transgender Texts

Mostafa Abedinifard (University of Alberta) – Ridicule and Gender Hegemony: Mainstream Gender Humour and its relation to gender order

Panel B: Funny Beat: Rhythm of Laugh. UC225A.
Moderator: David Brown

Abigail Droge (Stanford University) – “The Joking Voice”: The Ethos and Eros of Elizabeth Bishop’s Poetic Comedy

Andrea Privitera (Western) – Pasolini’s Laugh: Joyful Ignorance in the Decameron

Janice Zehentbauer (Western) – Our Lady of Whiskey: Mauricia la Dura, Within the Micaelas, in Galdós’ Fortunata y Jacinta

Coffee break, 11:00-11:15AM

SESSION VIII, 11:15-12:30PM

Panel A: Laughing in Multimedia. UC224A.
Moderator: Driton Nushaj

Mehraneh Ebrahimi (Western) – Humour in Traumatic Testimony: A Graphic Memoir

Christelle Paré (Université INRS) – The Quebec Francophone Comedy Industry: Puppet or Puppeteer of the Media?

Jennifer Field (University of Guelph) – ‘Intouchable’ Boundaries: Comedy as a Tool of Social Critique

Panel B: Intense Laugh: Approaching the Boundaries. UC225A.
Moderator: Janice Zehentbauer

Lindsay Bartkowski (Temple University) – The Revelatory Nature of Hitchcock’s Sexual Violence

Claudia de Stefano (University of Guelph) – Laughter as Resistance: Humour in Representations of the Holocaust and the Second World War

Kevin Godbout (Western) – Awkward Laughter Provoked Through Piercing Aphorisms: A Look at the Masters of Exploiting Infanticide

KEYNOTE LECTURE, 12:30-1:30PM. UC224A.
Dr. Luca Pocci (Western) – No Laughing Matter: Pirandello’s Humour
Moderator: Jaime Ontiveros

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