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Humor in the dedramatization of contemporaneities

L’humour dans la dédramatisation des contemporanéités

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Published on Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Abstract

The purpose of this conference is to determine the contribution of humor in the resilience of our contemporary societies. It is then a question of crossing the studies of several specialists in the multifaceted challenges of humor as a factor in the dedramatization of our contemporaneities.

Announcement

Argument

Humor is a polysemic and transdisciplinary concept whose definitions fluctuate according to eras, theorists and thought schools. In humorous art, the speaker, against a background of humor, produces a speech on a serious situation in order to share with the accomplice recipient in the moment of the game, the offbeat image of a situation or of society (the target) to which they belong. For the humorous game to work properly, the recipient must be in a posture of an accomplice, not of the victim (DAO and Ettien, 2022). Thus, humor is developed on the basis of a "communication contract" (Charaudeau and Maingueneau, 2002, p.138) between the humorist subject, the recipient and the target. This is why Patrick Charaudeau (2006, p.22) affirms that "what is considered by some as humor can be considered by others as a nasty mockery or an insult". The humorous expression, under its various inspirations, appears as an important lever of resilience, based on the dedramatization that Marc Kazimivrowski (2006, p. 22) defines as "the trivialization of the deja vu, [the fact of], normal, behavior, attitude, an opinion because they are frequent, usual. In other words, dedramatization consists in transforming a serious or grave situation into a banal fact that becomes part of everyday life and 'puts on stage, in the public space, actors who express themselves in the name of institutions and collective logic likely to federate or engage the singular subjects of sociability' (Essé, 2022, p.106). Humor and de-dramatization are revealed as factors that facilitate the acceptance of the dramas that occur in our societies plagued by numerous crises (Wars of Religion, First and Second World War and recently the health crisis linked to COVID). These crises and many others animate our contemporaneity which involves multiple slopes and plural definitions. It is both the character of what is contemporary but also makes it possible to qualify what characterizes contemporary society. From a historical point of view, the contemporary period is the one that begins with the beginning of the French Revolution from 1789 to today. The comic, through humor, then becomes this vector penetrating all the subjects (even the most tolling) with a casualness which hunts horror and soothes the drama in all strata of society as well as in the collective memory.

The company is faced with itself and the authors-actors of events or other unfortunate situations laugh at their own turpitudes and ignominies. So there is a real catharsis through humor. According to Andrea Samson (SD) "crisis situations like the one we live [daily] are often accompanied by a wave of humorous expressions. The humor has this wonderful power to regulate our emotions ”. It is transformer and curative and has different functions, including that of changing our perspective on a certain event. It can completely transform something scary into a fact of lower importance. Humor is therefore an emotional management strategy (such as anxiety, etc.). It helps to step back without denying the problem, and this is particularly important at the moment "Andrea Samson (SD). The purpose of this conference is to determine the contribution of humor in the resilience of our contemporary societies. It is then a question of crossing the studies of several specialists in the multifaceted challenges of humor as a factor in the dedramatization of our contemporaneities. The non-exhaustive reflection axes are as follows:

  • Axis 1: Humor in contemporary society : manifestations and perceptions
  • Axis 2: Humor in crisis
  • Axis 3: The humorous in literary, filmic productions and the arts of the show
  • Axis 4: Humor and axiological sense
  • Axis 5: Humor and socio-anthropological approach
  • Axis 6: Humour and politicians

Date and place of the conference

The conference will take place in Korhogo (Côte d’Ivoire) on november 2, 3 and 4, 2023 in the premises of University Peleforo Gon Coulibaly (UPGC).

Submission of communication proposals

Communication proposals are brief summaries including the problem, the methodology used and the results (from 300 to 400 words maximum, Georgia, size 12, line 1.15) in French, accompanied by 3 to 5 keywords. The authors are asked to indicate their first names, names, email addresses, reference axis and attachment institution. They are followed by a biobibliographical notice and must be sent to ciconkor2023@gmail.com according to the following calendar:

  • Deadline for submission: September 5, 2023

  • Acceptance notification: September 20, 2023
  • Deadline for sending complete communications written according to the standards APA (7th Edition) (30,000 signs, spaces included) : September 30, 2023
  • Holding the conference: 2, 3, 4 november, 2023

Publication process calendar

  • Sending improved texts : February 28, 2024
  • Return of educated texts : June 30, 2024
  • Reference of final texts (educated and corrected) : September 30, 2024
  • Publication of acts : December 2024

NB : The acts of the conference will be published online.

Stake

  • Teacher-researcher :...................................................................... 77 euros
  • Doctors :........................................................................................ 46 euros
  • Doctoral students, masters :.......................................................... 31 euros
  • Professionals and others :.............................................................. 77 euros

NB:

  • The participation fees take into account the registration, the participant's kit and
  • The costs are payable by means of money transfer from Dre Kouakou Brigitte Charleine B. wife Barrau (+225) 07 07 38 03 46 (Orange Money / Wave) and (+225) 01 02 59 11 86 (Moov Money / Wave), or by Money Gram to: Last name: KOUAKOU First names: Brigitte Charleine Bosson no later than September 30, 2023
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Scientific committee

President of the Scientific Committee

  • IRIÉ Bi Gohy Mathias,.................................................. Full Professor, UAO - (Côte d'Ivoire)

Plenary Speakers

  • SIDIBE Valy, ................................................................ University Professor, UFHB - (Côte d’Ivoire)
  • ZIGUI Koléa Paulin,.................................................... University Professor, UAO - (Côte d’Ivoire)

Members of the scientific committee

  • ADOU Kouadio Antoine,............................................................... Lecturer, UPGC - (Côte d'Ivoire)
  • BEUGRE Zouankouan Stéphane,................................................ Lecturer, UPGC - (Côte d’Ivoire)
  • BOHUI Djédjé Hilaire.......................................................... Full Professor, UFHB – (Côte d’Ivoire)
  • COULIBALY Amara,............................................................... Full Professor, UAO - (Côte d’Ivoire)
  • DIOMANDE Saty Dorcas,........................................................... Lecturer, UPGC (Côte d’Ivoire)
  • ELLA Kouassi Honoré,.................................................................... Lecturer, UAO - (Côte d’Ivoire)
  • GACHA Franck G.,........................................................................... Lecturer, UPGC – (Côte d’Ivoire
  • GBAKRE Andoh Jean-Marie,....................................................... Lecturer, UPGC - (Côte d'Ivoire)
  • GREKOU Zadi, ...................................................... University Professor, UAO - (Côte d'Ivoire)
  • HOUESSOU Dorgelès...................................................................... Lecturer, UAO - (Côte d’Ivoire)
  • KABLAN Adiaba Vincent, ................................................ Full Professor, UAO - (Côte d’Ivoire)
  • KOUABENAN-Kossonou François,................................. Full Professor, UAO - (Côte d'Ivoire)
  • KOUADIO Kobenan N’Guettia,.......................................... Full Professor, UFHB - (Côte d'Ivoire)
  • KOUADIO N’Guessan Jérémie,............................... University Professor, UFHB - (Côte d'Ivoire)
  • KOUASSI Yao Raphael,............................................................. Lecturer, UPGC – (Côte d’Ivoire)
  • LEZOU-KOFFI Danielle,..................................................... Full Professor, UFHB – (Côte d’Ivoire)
  • MODOU N’Diaye,........................................................................ Full Professor, UCAD - (Senegal)
  • N’GAMOUNTIIKA Edouard,.......................................................... Full Professor, UMN - (Congo)
  • OUEDRAOGO Issouf, .................................................Full Professor, UJKZ - (Burkina Faso)
  • SANGARE Abou,........................................................... Full Professeur, UPGC - (Côte d’Ivoire)

Steering committee

Project leaders

  • ESSÉ Kotchi K. Habib,.................................................................. (AP), UPGC (Côte d'Ivoire)
  • ETTIEN K. Emmanuel,................................................................ (AP), UPGC (Côte d'Ivoire)
  • KOUAKOU B. C. Bosson,............................................................. (AP), UPGC (Côte d'Ivoire)
  • KOUAKOU B. Médard,................................................................. (AP), UPGC (Côte d'Ivoire)
  • KOUAMÉ K. Richard,................................................................... (AP), UPGC (Côte d'Ivoire)
  • TOURÉ Kignilman Laurent,........................................................ (AP), UPGC (Côte d'Ivoire)

Indicative bibliography

Charaudeau Patrick et Maingueneau Dominique, (2002), Dictionnaire d'analyse du discours, Paris, Seuil.

Charaudeau Patrick, (2006), “Des catégories pour l'humour?”, Questions de communication, numéro 10, pp. 19-41.

Charaudeau Patrick, (2006), « Énonciation et responsabilité dans les médias », Revue SEMEN 22, Presses Universitaires de Franche-Comté. Besançon.

Charaudeau Patrick, (1983), Langage et discours, Paris, Hachette.

Charaudeau Patrick, (2005), Le discours politique. Les masques du pouvoir, Paris, Vuibert.

Dao Sory et Ettien Kangah Emmanuel, (2022), Formes et (en)jeux stylistiques du discours humoristique sur Facebook en contexte de crise sanitaire en Côte d’Ivoire: cas de la Covid 19 (Sous presse).

Diaz Montserrat Lopez, (2006), « Des humours du discours publicitaire », Questions de communication, n°10, pp. 119-134.

Escarpit Robert, (1960), L'humour (1ère éd.), Paris, PUF.

Essé Kotchi Katin Habib, (2022), « Je suis candidat : esthétique lexicale d’un ancrage politique multipolaire », Konngol-Gradis, Hors-série n°1, pp.105-121

Fernández Manuel et Garcia Dolores, (2006), « L'humour dans la chronique de la presse quotidienne », Questions de communication, n°10, pp. 81-101

Kazimivrowski Marc, (2006), Vaincre pour tous, Tous pour vaincre, Raleigh, Editions Lulu Morier Henri, (1981), Dictionnaire de poétique et rhétorique, Paris, PUF.

Sanogo Amidou, (2017), « Discours humoristique et réconciliation en Côte d’Ivoire : approches pragmatico-énonciatives des stratégies discursives de l'humoriste " Le Magnific" », Revue Expressions, n°3, pp. 119-128.

Places

  • Korhogo, Côte d'Ivoire

Date(s)

  • Tuesday, September 05, 2023

Keywords

  • humour, représentation sociale, crise, langue et société, champ artistique

Contact(s)

  • Brou Médard Kouakou
    courriel : ciconkor2023 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Konan Richard Kouamé
    courriel : ciconkor2023 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Kangah Emmanuel Ettien
    courriel : ciconkor2023 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Kignilman Laurent Touré
    courriel : ciconkor2023 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Brigitte Charleine Bosson Kouakou
    courriel : ciconkor2023 [at] gmail [dot] com

Information source

  • Kotchi Katin Habib Esse
    courriel : ciconkor2023 [at] gmail [dot] com

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To cite this announcement

« Humor in the dedramatization of contemporaneities », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Wednesday, May 10, 2023, https://doi.org/10.58079/1b4a

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