Political Humor on the Horizon in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Conferencia el 18 de abril en la UV

Nos complace invitaros a la conferencia que el próximo miércoles 18 de abril impartirá la profesora Nihada Delibegovic Dzanic (Associate  Professor. English Language Department. Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. University of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina). Dicha conferencia llevará el título Political Humor on the Horizon in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Lugar del evento: sala de juntas. Hora: 15:00-16:00.

The essence of democracy lies in the possibility to express different views freely, challenge widely held believes publicly and criticize those in power. In highly developed democracies, the criticism of democratic processes through humor in public discourse, ranging from jokes and political cartoons to late-night comedy shows, has proven to be very powerful. Such power lies in engaging an apathetic public in democratic processes, as well as revealing hidden ideologies. All of these different forms of criticism provide an insight into how democratic societies and individuals think and behave politically. Considering that Bosnia and Herzegovina, almost two decades after the war, is still struggling to embrace the basic principles of democracy, it is not surprising that such practices in the public sphere in Bosnia and Herzegovina have been scarce or even non-existent. The talk addresses the issue how different forms of political Internet humor can criticize current political affairs in a developing democracy such as Bosnia and Herzegovina. Specifically, applying a cognitive linguistic theory of meaning construction, namely conceptual integration theory, the talk analyses the construction of meaning of humorous Internet forms, such as memes, demotivational posters, hashtag posts, and memetic photographs, representing innovative ways of providing political commentaries on current political affairs.



Miércoles 18 de abril de 2018


Sala de juntas
Facultat de Filologia, Traducció i Comunicació
Universitat de València