Taboo Conference 2016

Os hacemos llegar la siguiente información sobre la Taboo Conference 2016 organizada por el Departamento de traducción y ciencias del lenguaje de la Universitat Pompeu Fabra de Barcelona:

For its 3rd edition, The Taboo Conference series will specifically address the intricacies of taboo and humour/comedy in the broad contexts of language, culture, society, and the media and in its various occurrences from the points of view of production, performance, and perception/reception.


  • Sex and sexuality (e.g. nudity, bizarre sex)
  • Death and dying (e.g. aging, widowhood, funerals and burials, mortal accidents)
  • Sickness, disability and deformity
  • Scatology (e.g. toilet humour)
  • Politics (e.g. political corruption, political incorrectness, prejudice, discrimination, party politics)
  • Religions and blasphemy (rituals, prejudice, afterlife)
  • Social institutions and cultural values (e.g. drugs and alcohol, law and order, family, education, food and eating habits, gambling, personal image, work ethics, social hypocrisy)
  • Money (meanness, greed, theft, exploitation, waste, extravagance, poverty)
  • Changing social attitudes towards violence, exploitation and abuse (prostitution, slavery, trafficking, rape, children’s rights)

Envío de abstracts a antes del 15 de enero de 2016 con el asunto «TaCo2016 – proposal».



20 y 21 de septiembre de 2016


Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Plaça de la Mercè, 10-12
08002 Barcelona

[Enlace a la página del congreso]