Symposium: (Inter-)cultural perspectives on humour in the globalised world

Humour – a complex phenomenon central to human communication – has been approached from different points in various fields of research, such as cultural studies, linguistics, psychology, and sociology. Even though not much research has paid due attention to the role culture plays in humour in interaction, we argue that it is a crucial contextual factor that helps not only to use humour appropriately, but also to understand what functions it performs in interpersonal communication. Therefore, in this one-day symposium, we would like to explore that intrinsic relationship between humour and culture.

Call for Papers

We welcome linguistically and socially-oriented studies in different languages focusing on humour in both intracultural and intercultural settings.

Abstract submission:

Please submit your abstract (max. 300 words) to Dr Valeria Sinkeviciute via email

Key dates:

Abstract submission deadline

Notification of acceptance

February 28, 2020

March 15, 2020

Click here to view the Call for Papers abstract. 

Symposium: (Inter-)cultural perspectives on humour in the globalised world

Thu 11 Jun 2020 8:30am5:00pm
17 January 202015 May 2020


Sir Llew Edwards Building #14
UQ St Lucia

Keynote speakers:

Prof Meredith Marra (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)

Assoc. Prof Marta Dynel (University of Lodz, Poland)

This is a fee-free event for both presenters and attendees, however please register as seats in the venue are limited.