The Publics of humour: international colloquium of the Interdisciplinary Research Network on Humor (Paris)

The Publics of humour: international colloquium of the Interdisciplinary Network for Research on Humor

November 24-25, 2022

Sorbonne Nouvelle University: Campus Condorcet conference center, Place du Front Populaire, Aubervilliers


Thursday, November 24

9:30-10:00 a.m.: Welcome, Auditorium 250
Introduction by Jamil Jean-Marc Dakhlia, President of the Sorbonne Nouvelle, and the organization team (RIRH).

10-11 a.m.: Plenary conference 1
Christelle Paré (Independent researcher, teacher at the University of Ottawa) – Audiences facing sexual misconduct in the humor industry: a one-way ticket to the end of a career?

11 a.m.-11:15 a.m.: Coffee break

11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.: Panel Spotlight 1 – Forms of expression of laughter: online audiences and youth
Fanny Barnabé (MNSHHS, Epitech) – Secondary game and written manifestations of laughter: roles and representations of the cat in video game streaming on
Marianna Collela (Medi@Lab, University of Geneva) – Multisite ethnography: Humor as a field for understanding youth cultures
Will Noonan (TIL, University of Burgundy Franche-Comté) – When your favorite games start telling rotten jokes to your children: humor and audiences from the Quest for Glory/Hero-U and Monkey Island universes

12:45-2:30 p.m.: Lunch break

2:30-4:30 p.m.: Parallel workshops

A. Humor and its audiences: a relationship of interdependence? (room 3.02)
Béatrice Priego-Valverde (Word and Language laboratory, CNRS, Aix-Marseille University) – Detection of conversational humor: when the interlocutor comes to the analyst’s rescue
Ian Brodie (Cape Breton University) – The Audience as Creative Partner in Stand-up Comedy
Alexandra Arkhipova (Social Anthropology Laboratory, EHESS) – The anti-war joke and its Russian audience

B. Audiences of humor on television (room 3.03)
Ariane Bénoliel (CARISM, Paris II Panthéon-Assas University), Maylis Konnecke (MICA, Bordeaux Montaigne University), Chloé Luu (University of Southern California), Alice de Reviers (Rutgers University) – Capturing an audience of humor in the receptions of the Funny series
Ettien Adou (Félix Houphouët-Boigny University) – Between reliance and social deliance. The imaginations of Ivorian television fiction audiences Cour Commune
Jonathan Ervine (Bangor University) – Uncle Roger and Big Zuu: A Study of Food, Ethnicity and the Audiences of Humor
Jean-Marie Lafortune (UQAM, OH) – (Re)television transmission of stage humor and fake audiences: the pandemic as an indicator of conventions

4:30-5:00 p.m.: Coffee break

5-6.15pm: Panel Spotlight 2 – Forming an (experimental) humor audience? Feedback on research-creation experiences, Auditorium 250
Julie Cecchini (ENSATT Lyon), Fanny Godel (ENSATT Lyon), Corinne François-Denève (ILLE, UHA), Jennifer Greenhill (University of Arkansas), Morgan Labar (Ecole Supérieure d’Art d’Avignon / SACRe, ENS), Mireille Losco-Lena (ENSATT Lyon), Sasha Walter (ENSATT Lyon)

6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.: Round table: “Bringing the public to humour”, Auditorium 250
Rossana di Vicenzo (Journalist and critic), Juliette Folin (founder of Spot du rire), Christelle Paré (Independent researcher, teacher at the University of Ottawa).

8 p.m.: Cocktail dinner

Friday November 25

9:30-10:30 a.m.: Plenary lecture 2, Auditorium 250
Nelly Quemener (GRIPIC, Celsa – Sorbonne University) – Between logics of identification and affective dynamics, understanding public expressions of laughter

10.30am-11.15am: Interview with Paul Horan (co-creator of the New Zealand Comedy Festival and The Classic comedy coming to Auckland)

11:15-11:30 a.m.: Coffee break

11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.: Panel Spotlight 2 – Bad audiences and controversies
Marie Duret-Pujol (ARTES, Bordeaux Montaigne University) – From collusion to dispossession. When the audience laughs badly. The example of Didier Super
Paola Scarpini (University of York) – Between parody and religious quarrel: the case of “La vie de JC”
Gudrun Francis-Taugaóstyrkur (University of Haute Alsace) – Statler and Waldorf: metatheatrical devices of the public in the Muppet Show sketches

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Lunch break

2:30-4 p.m.: Parallel workshops

A. The multiple audiences of everyday life (room 3.02)
María López Rubio (Universitat de València) – Audio description of humor for blind or visually impaired audiences
Claire Bodelet (CSO, associate researcher at CERMES3) – “Attention, clowns in the hospital! » Comedy professionals and their other audiences
Suzanne Fernandez (DILTEC, Sorbonne Nouvelle University) – Stand up in FLE class: a creative research experience

B. Comedy audiences in France through the prism of gender, ethnicity and religion, room 3.03
Clémentine Artois (University of Angers) – Full throttle, investigation into the career of a comedian
Lucas Faure (CNRS, Mesopolhis UMR 7064, Sciences Po Aix, AMU), Lina Molokotos-Liederman (EPHE, Paris) – Wearing a red nose to show white paw: the multiple uses of humor by French Muslims
Remi Baert (Rennes 2 University) – Élie Kakou’s humor through his audience: from “the community” to a community of laughter?

4-4:15 p.m.: Break

4.15-5.45 p.m.: Laughing audiences in literature, room 3.02
Hélène Dubail (CRLPC, Paris Nanterre University) – When humor burns. Audiences and misunderstandings
Gérald Peloux (UMR Héritages / CRCAO, CY Cergy Paris University) – But who can read that? The hacha-hacha genre of Japanese writer Yokota Jun.ya
Yen-Maï Tran-Gervat (CERC, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle) – Representing humorous audiences in the 17th and 18th centuries (literature and graphic arts)

Closing of the colloquium
Free dinner

NB: SATURDAY 26/11, AG of the RIRH association from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (the place will be specified in the invitation sent to members)

Steering committee :
Marie Duret-Pujol (ARTES, Bordeaux-Montaigne University)
Corinne François-Denève (ILLE, University of Haute-Alsace)
Morgan Labar (Avignon School of Art)
Will Noonan (TIL, University of Burgundy)
Nelly Quemener (GRIPIC, CELSA, Sorbonne University)
Yen-Maï Tran-Gervat (CERC, Sorbonne Nouvelle University)

Colloquium organized by the Association RIRH, in partnership with the Observatory of Humor (Montreal) and ENSATT (Lyon).

With the financial support of: the Research Commission, the Department of International Affairs, the Center for Comparative Studies and Research (CERC, EA 172) and the Media, Culture, Communication and Digital Research Institute (IRMÉCCEN, EA 7546) from the Sorbonne Nouvelle University; the Text Image Language team (TIL, EA 4182) from the University of Burgundy; the Avignon School of Art; the ARTES laboratory (UR 24141) of Bordeaux-Montaigne University.

The Publics of humour: international colloquium of the Interdisciplinary Research Network on Humor (Paris)